Sewell raises $120K in bid for Artur Davis's seat

Birmingham attorney Terri Sewell, the only declared candidate so far in the race for Rep. Artur Davis's seat (D-Ala.), announced on Monday that she raised $123,000 in the first quarter.

Davis, who has held the western Alabama seat since 2002, is running for governor next year.

Sewell is seeking to become the first black woman elected to Congress from Alabama. In a statement, she stressed an economic message.

While Sewell is the only declared candidate in the race, a slew other Democrats are said to be considering a run. They include: State Rep. Earl Hilliard Jr., the son of the district's former congressman; state Rep. Merika Coleman; state Sen. Rodger Smitherman; state Sen. Bobby Singleton; Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Smoot; businessman Eddison Walters; Selma Mayor James Perkins and Corey Ealons, a former Davis staffer.

UPDATE: Hilliard Jr. has also jumped into the race.

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com

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