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Ala. congressional incumbents aiding other bids


Some members of Alabama's congressional delegation are doing as much campaigning for other candidates as themselves this fall.

6 of Alabama's seven House members have major-party opposition in the November election, but a close race in even one district seems unlikely based on historical trends.

Of the six challengers, only two have held elected office before. None is well-funded.

So Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Huntsville is helping GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the battleground state of Ohio. And Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell has been to North Carolina on behalf of President Barack Obama.

GOP Rep. Robert Aderholt of Haleyville has made two campaign swings through northwest Alabama appearing with local Republican candidates trying to broaden the party's base in courthouses.

Sewell is the only Democrat in the delegation; the other six are Republicans.

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