FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2009 file photo, Rep. Edolphus "Ed" Towns, D-N.Y. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. For two decades, Eddie Bernice Johnson has been an outspoken voice for Democrats in a ... more 
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2009 file photo, Rep. Edolphus "Ed" Towns, D-N.Y. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. For two decades, Eddie Bernice Johnson has been an outspoken voice for Democrats in a bright blazer and multicolored scarf. But for the first time, the first black woman to represent North Texas in Congress is facing serious opposition in this month's primary. And the effort to unseat her is just one of several challenges being mounted against some of the longest-serving blacks in Congress. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Alex Brandon, File
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