Alabama's 5th congressional district covers the entire northern part of Alabama stretching from Florence to Huntsville. In Democratic hands for over a century it's only been recently that District 5 has gone Republican, with Mo Brooks victory in 2010. Brooks is being opposed this time around by Democrat Charlie Holley. Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez spoke with Dr. Tim Collins, associate professor of political science at the university of North Alabama about the race. He says while the party change may be recent the district has been trending away from the Democratic party for a while.