U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell didn’t exactly throw her hat in the ring on Saturday when asked if she intends to run in 2022 for the U.S. Senate seat that’s long been held by Richard Shelby.
But Sewell — a Democrat who has represented Alabama’s 7th Congressional District since 2011 — didn’t rule it out, either.
“Obviously, we’ll look very closely at it,” Sewell said during a TV interview with Tiffany Cross, host of “The Cross Connection” on MSNBC.
“I look forward to exploring my options when it comes to that,” Sewell said, “but I want you to know that I am committed to making sure that we represent Alabama, all Alabamians, in the United States House of Representatives, and I look forward to continuing to do that.”
Shelby, a Republican who’s in his sixth term in the U.S. Senate, announced on Feb. 8 his intention to retire at the end of this term.
Lynda Blanchard, a Montgomery native and businesswoman who served as U.S. ambassador to Slovenia in the Trump…
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