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Democrat Parker Griffith wins in Ala. 5th District

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Democratic state Sen. Parker Griffith has won a hotly contested election to the open 5th Congressional District seat in north Alabama, keeping the seat in his party's column.

Griffith's win allows Democrats to maintain their more than 100-year hold on the district. Griffith narrowly defeated Huntsville insurance executive Wayne Parker, a Republican, who was making his third race for the 5th district seat.

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