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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:17 PM

Ami Bera WON!

Just got a call from someone within the campaign and keeping close tabs on the count. The election has been called in favor of Ami Bera. LUNGREN IS OUT!



On edit: For non-Californians, this is California's 7th congressional district in Sacramento County.

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Reply Ami Bera WON! (Original post)
silverweb Nov 2012 OP
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #1
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #2
Mr.Bill Nov 2012 #3
XemaSab Nov 2012 #4
Jennicut Nov 2012 #5
MotherPetrie Nov 2012 #6
warrior1 Nov 2012 #7
Ernesto Nov 2012 #8
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dchill Nov 2012 #13
pkdu Nov 2012 #19
CADEMOCRAT7 Nov 2012 #47
freshwest Nov 2012 #61
silverweb Nov 2012 #83
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #9
Bluestar Nov 2012 #10
CADEMOCRAT7 Nov 2012 #48
AnotherDreamWeaver Nov 2012 #11
MineralMan Nov 2012 #12
haikugal Nov 2012 #14
cal04 Nov 2012 #15
Raine Nov 2012 #16
ellenfl Nov 2012 #28
Raine Nov 2012 #42
Warpy Nov 2012 #17
dhill926 Nov 2012 #18
SoapLovah Nov 2012 #20
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #60
Gregorian Nov 2012 #21
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #22
SoapLovah Nov 2012 #24
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #25
SoapLovah Nov 2012 #36
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #38
grantcart Nov 2012 #33
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #35
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #46
SoCalDem Nov 2012 #73
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #74
Mr.Bill Nov 2012 #23
ellenfl Nov 2012 #26
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #27
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #29
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #44
SoapLovah Nov 2012 #31
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #43
hatrack Nov 2012 #63
LeftyMom Nov 2012 #65
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #71
SoapLovah Nov 2012 #30
craigmatic Nov 2012 #32
plethoro Nov 2012 #34
Politicub Nov 2012 #37
EarthGurl2012 Nov 2012 #39
Cha Nov 2012 #40
shanti Nov 2012 #69
Cha Nov 2012 #70
silverweb Nov 2012 #72
Cha Nov 2012 #78
silverweb Nov 2012 #80
Cha Nov 2012 #82
silverweb Nov 2012 #85
Cleita Nov 2012 #41
CADEMOCRAT7 Nov 2012 #45
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #49
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #50
Starry Messenger Nov 2012 #51
BlueDemKev Nov 2012 #52
gademocrat7 Nov 2012 #53
CADEMOCRAT7 Nov 2012 #54
pipewrench Nov 2012 #55
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #56
adieu Nov 2012 #57
AverageJoe90 Nov 2012 #58
NightOwwl Nov 2012 #59
goclark Nov 2012 #62
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #64
Sugarcoated Nov 2012 #66
Quantess Nov 2012 #67
shanti Nov 2012 #68
noiretextatique Nov 2012 #75
Phentex Nov 2012 #76
WillyT Nov 2012 #77
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #79
PatSeg Nov 2012 #81
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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:18 PM

1. Great. nt

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:20 PM

2. Congrats to the people of that district.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:20 PM

3. I love it! n/t

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:21 PM

4. Don't let the door hit you in the ass, Dan!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:22 PM

5. Great news!

And Lungren has to do the orientation for Bera as he is chairman of the House Administration Committee in Congress. Sweet irony.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:22 PM

6. Great news!

 

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:24 PM

8. 10 grand over 8 years........

That's how much I have donated to defeat dan-boy.

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Response to Ernesto (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:27 PM

13. !

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Response to Ernesto (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:40 PM

19. You my friend....

Deserve to savor this moment!

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Response to Ernesto (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:16 PM

47. Thank you Ernesto! This is a very big deal !!! Finally...finally, Lungren is defeated !!!! n/t

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Response to Ernesto (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:01 PM

61. Thank you.

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Response to Ernesto (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:43 PM

83. Wow!

I wish I could say that, but I gave what I could and volunteered some for Bera, as well.

Thanks from all of us!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:24 PM

9. Yes!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:24 PM

10. Hooray and thanks from all Californians

I severely DISLIKE Dan Lungren

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Response to Bluestar (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:17 PM

48. You are not alone. It has been over 20 years I have felt this way here in CA. n/t

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:25 PM

11. Best news of the day. n/t

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:26 PM

12. Another pickup.

Another thumbs up.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:29 PM

14. Happy News!!!!!

OMG it will be good for the world and everyone...I doing the happy dance with you!!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:30 PM

15. Bera tweet:It's official: I won!

Ami Bera ‏@BeraCongress
https://twitter.com/BeraCongress

It's official: I won! http://sacb.ee/RXgxBG #P2 #tcot

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:32 PM

16. TERRIFIC!!! Long ago had him as my rep

here in So Cal. Lungren finally got redistricted out of here but then find other districts to move into. I hope this is the last we ever see or hear from him again.

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Response to Raine (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:11 PM

28. your reps have to actually live in their districts?

novel concept. NOT having to live in the district you represent got US allen west!

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Response to ellenfl (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:03 PM

42. They play kind of fast and lose with it here. I probably should have said he was gerrymandered out

by the Democrats because he was so bad. Lungren's district ended up being one he could in no way win. So he shopped around till he found one he could win, after they kicked him out he found yet another one.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:33 PM

17. Expect a recount demand from that sourpuss who lost

I can't imagine any Republican conceding a close race gracefully.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:35 PM

18. Fantastic!!!

yet another win.....

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:40 PM

20. Capital Public Radio just said the AP called it!

I just heard it.

I live in the district. So proud that hubby and I voted to FIRE lunga$$ and HIRE Bera!!

Woo hoo!!!

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Response to SoapLovah (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:47 PM

60. Here's the AP copy

Bera ousts GOP Rep. Dan Lungren in California U.S. Congress District 7 race
15 November 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Republican Rep. Dan Lungren has lost his re-election bid to Democratic challenger Ami Bera in one of California's most hotly contested congressional contests.

Voters from the Sacramento suburbs ousted the veteran lawmaker in the race for the state's newly redrawn 7th Congressional District. This was the second attempt for Bera, a 45-year-old physician who failed to unseat Lungren two years ago.

The Associated Press called the race for Bera on Thursday. He defeated Lungren 51.1 percent to 48.9 percent.

Bera's win adds to Democratic gains in California's congressional races. The state's majority party benefited from an independent redistricting process that was in full effect for the first time this year.

Before the Nov. 6 election, California's congressional delegation had 33 Democrats, 19 Republicans and one vacancy in a Democratic district.

The Associated Press

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:41 PM

21. Yahoo! Another turd is gone.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:51 PM

22. Three seats flipped in California

by my count, anyway. I was looking for four, and hoping for five. All in all, grand election results all around except for Prop 37.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:55 PM

24. Four. CD 26, 41, 7 and 36. 52 is coming!!

26 and 41 are considered pick ups.

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Response to SoapLovah (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:06 PM

25. Thanks for that. 26 and 41 were open but I didn't know the history

and, of course, 52 is all but a done deal; FIVE seats flipped! Very good election results!!!! I just may open a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and bask in the glow and reflect.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:38 PM

36. 26 was Gallegly. 41 was partially Lewis, partially new, if that makes sense.

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Response to SoapLovah (Reply #36)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:49 PM

38. It does, totally. My focus, my world, was on the Bera, Hernandez, McNerney, and Garamendi races

RCCC money took Hernandez out before he even got started; expect to see more of him in the future. That being said, three out of four ain't bad.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:32 PM

33. that is the result of an independent redistricting

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Response to grantcart (Reply #33)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:38 PM

35. Independent redistricting in my neck of the woods in Northern California was like.....

a game of Congressional critters musical chairs; Lungren lost.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:15 PM

46. I called 52 yesterday

Current numbers.

Peters (D) 136,345
Bilbray (R) I 132,468

Difference. 3,847

Will see how long until Bilbray concedes.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:26 PM

73. We finally shit-canned Mary Bonehead

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #73)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:54 PM

74. Bono, Lungren, and Bilbray turned out and tossed on the dung heap

Plus I learn we picked up a couple of other Democratic seats in California. I like.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:55 PM

23. He was the Attorney General in California when we passed prop 215.

Last edited Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:46 PM - Edit history (1)

That's the medical marijuana initiative. He said he would not recognize that bill because the voters were "tricked".

He actually said that. In a room where other people could hear him. Good riddance to this Nazi bastard.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:07 PM

26. woo hoo! great news. eom

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:09 PM

27. is he the closeted Republican congressman in Sac? Or was that one already gone back in '08 cycle?

I thought I recalled there being an older white guy in Sacramento who was closeted? Just wondering if that was him. Regardless, glad to hear this news!

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Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:13 PM

29. No, he's just a crooked carpetbagger teabagger

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:07 PM

44. thanks!

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Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:22 PM

31. That was a state legislator from another part of the state. forgot his name.

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Response to SoapLovah (Reply #31)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:07 PM

43. thank you!

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Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:18 PM

63. David Dreyer? Not even sure if he's still around, but . .

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Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:31 PM

65. Are you thinking of the state senator who retired after he got caught DUI-ing the wrong way up J st,

in the company of a young man he'd met at Faces?

We have a lot of closet cases around here. I've never heard a hint of Lungren being one of them.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #65)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:46 PM

71. that's him! thanks

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:21 PM

30. Good bye and good riddance. Proud to say I helped to fire Lungren. :))))

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:29 PM

32. What's our house number total now? Is it 198 or 199?

If we can break 200 this time we'll get the house back next time.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:35 PM

34. Isn't there still 100,000 mail-in ballots out? I don't

 

know that this one will hold, and I live in California and despise Lungren.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:41 PM

37. Progressives are busting out all over!

It's remarkable to see how much can change in two years.

Obama has major coat tails whether MSM wants to admit it or not.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:56 PM

39. So Awesome . . .

Thrilled to call Ami Bera my Rep.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:59 PM

40. Wonderful, silverweb! Thank you for the inside Scoop~

Don't know much about the District except I imagined Sacremento to be a more "con" part of the state and he's been in there for years, no? Seems like I remember the name "Dan Lungren" forever.

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Response to Cha (Reply #40)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:05 AM

69. well, i live in district 7

it had been very weirdly gerrymandered for quite awhile until the independent commission changed it recently. formerly, it included much of the rural (read: conservative) foothills. the commission redrew it to cut them out and included a large swath of multicultural elk grove. bingo, all sorted out! i cannot stand lungren, such a cockroach.

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Response to shanti (Reply #69)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:15 AM

70. Happy for you, shanti! :) nm

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Response to Cha (Reply #40)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:05 PM

72. Shanti has it right, Cha.

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner; was working last night.

I just moved to the area a few months ago and even now I'm not in that district, but the redistricting is what I've been told. Lungren's home area of "Gold River" is one of the rich, exclusive, inconvenient to get to, and very conservative areas of the county. My understanding is that is where his sole district office is. Nothing like being available to his constituents, eh?

His Wiki bio is enlightening, too -- "one of Newt Gingrich's chief lieutenants." Says pretty much all we need to know about this creep.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #72)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:30 PM

78. Sweet Karma for US, silverweb! Thank you!

Do I remember correctly that you use to live in San Diego? Because as you've heard we got our Sweet Karma down there too with Scott Peters beating Brian Bilbray.

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Response to Cha (Reply #78)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:11 PM

80. Excellent memory!

Yes, I was in San Diego for years and have heard the news that they finally got rid of Bonehead Bilbray.

Also, Democratic Congressman Bob Filner, is the new, first elected Democratic mayor in San Diego in 20 years! His congressional seat was won by another strong Democrat, Juan Vargas, so it's a victory from every perspective.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #80)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:34 PM

82. Well.. I use to live all over San Diego County for about 15 years from '74 to '90..

so I'm sure I made that association with your being there La Jolla(one of my places), where mitt has his car elevator went for Obama, too! So Sweet!

Always pay attention to my old stomping grounds and since I've lived so many places in my life..I have a lot to pay attention to.

Thanks for the news about Juan Vargas, silverweb.. I hadn't heard that one!

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Response to Cha (Reply #82)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:35 PM

85. That explains it.

We've definitely had some overlapping time and space. Glad to be able to give you more happy news about Filner/Vargas.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:00 PM

41. Oh, that's fantastic! n/t

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:13 PM

45. We did it !!!!

I am elated !!!! This is a "real big deal" !!!! This is a very conservative district. Ami Bera !!!!!!!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:18 PM

49. AND he is noted for adding to the "religious diversity" of the new Congress. He is

listed as being a Unitarian Universalist:



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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:20 PM

50. K&R nt

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:24 PM

51. k&r

Damn Skippy! What joy!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:27 PM

52. Very good! So, how many seats will we have in the new House?

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:33 PM

53. Great news!

That is my sister's congressional district. She is doing a happy dance.

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Response to gademocrat7 (Reply #53)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:38 PM

54. "Real big deal" !!!

Doing the happy dance !!!!!!! Ami Bera !!!!!!! We did it !!!!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:38 PM

55. fantastic

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:39 PM

56. Wonderful! Lundgren is slime -- so happy to see him go.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:41 PM

57. Can't wait for the other teo D's to fall

Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter. Fewer such D's and more D-'s

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:42 PM

58. Awesome. n/t

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:43 PM

59. Doing the happy dance!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:04 PM

62. How sweet it is....!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:21 PM

64. Wooooodamnwhoo! Congratulations!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:32 PM

66. Cool beans!

And good riddance to another Repub creep!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:51 AM

67. Good news!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:55 AM

68. and a wonderful day it is!

is right! he is now my congressman

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:37 PM

75. i've waiting for this for a long time

lundgren is a jackass.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:01 PM

76. Hooray!

I saw this earlier and wanted to cheer. Just got time to do it!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:20 PM

77. Woo Hoo !!! - K & R !!!






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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:45 PM

79. Lungren concedes in race against Bera (Ca-7)

Capitol Alert

November 16, 2012
Lungren concedes in race against Bera

GOP Rep. Dan Lungren conceded defeat today in his tight race for Congress against Democratic challenger Ami Bera.

"I am satisfied that enough votes have been counted to determine that I will not be representing the citizens of the 7th Congressional District during the 113th Congress. It was a tough campaign and I accept the outcome," Lungren wrote in a statement.


It continued:

"I congratulate Dr. Bera in his victory and I wish him well as he accepts this new challenge. It is my hope that Dr. Bera approaches Congress, as have I, with a humble heart, respect for the institution and a desire to perform his duties in the best interest of the people he represents and the country."


The latest results for the 7th Congressional District showed Bera with 51.11 percent of the vote and Lungren with 48.89 percent. The race has been watched nationwide because it was so competitive and expensive.

With votes still being counted, the Associated Press called the race for Bera Thursday but Lungren waited to concede.

Lungren's defeat comes after a long career in politics marked by both wins and losses. Lungren, 66, won a race against Bera in 2010 and has represented the Sacramento region in Congress since January 2005. He represented a Southern California district for a decade in the late 1970s and 1980s. In the 1990s, he served eight years as California's Attorney General, then lost a bid for governor in 1998.

Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/11/lungren-concedes-in-race-against-bera.html#storylink=cpy

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:18 PM

81. That is great news!

I lived in the district just north of Lungren's for nine years and couldn't believe they kept sending him back to Washington.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:27 PM

84. Wow!

 

Great news!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:57 PM

86. WooooHoooo Got rid of Dan Lundgren!



(from Riverside county so Cal desert here and we got a democratic, openly gay teacher Mark Takano elected to our newly drawn 41ST Congressional District. Not only that, our former Congresswoman, Mary Bono-Mack, lost her redrawn district as well. Woooo Hoooo! Not only did we not have her in our district, but she even lost the Repuklican leaning district she got from the redrawing. We may have a lot of rednecks out here but we are going blue!)

Being a native San Diegan who moved here in the last 14 years, this was welcome good news!

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