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Representative Terri Sewell has frequently voted against progressive priorities in an extremely safe Democratic district. President Barack Obama won AL-07 with 72.4% of the vote in 2012.

A Few Reasons to Primary:

  • In 2013, Rep. Sewell voted for a bank-written bill that would dismantle key derivatives regulations in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law
  • In 2013, Rep Sewell voted for the polluter-written Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act, which would have exempted natural gas fracking from federal regulation
  • In 2013, Rep Sewell voted to amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to provide a registration exemption for private equity fund advisers
  • In 2013, Rep. Sewell voted against environmental priorities like blocking the Keystone XL Pipeline
  • In 2013, Rep. Sewell voted for the CISPA bill that would have seriously undermined digital privacy protections online
  • Rep. Sewell broke with Democrats on a key Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell vote
  • In 2011, she voted with House Republican climate change deniers to block a carbon tax or similar pollution pricing policy.

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