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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:33 AM

Rep. Lungren (R-Calif.) loses reelection bid

Source: The Hill

Rep. Lungren loses reelection bid
By Cameron Joseph - 11/15/12 08:26 PM ET

Democrat Ami Bera has defeated Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) in one of the closest House races of the cycle.

Bera and Lungren finished within a few hundred votes of one another on election night, but Bera's lead has grown in recent days as mail-in and provisional ballots were counted. He leads Lungren by slightly less than 4,000 votes with some ballots still left to be counted.

The Associated Press called the race for Bera late Thursday evening.

The contest was a rematch between the two: Bera narrowly lost to Lungren in 2010, surprising observers with a better-than-expected performance and strong fundraising skills.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/268381-associated-press-calls-house-race-for-bera-over-lungren

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kpete Nov 2012 OP
Carolina Nov 2012 #1
gademocrat7 Nov 2012 #2
railsback Nov 2012 #3
Auggie Nov 2012 #6
winstars Nov 2012 #7
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #17
elzenmahn Nov 2012 #10
JDPriestly Nov 2012 #15
Melinda Nov 2012 #19
Plucketeer Nov 2012 #27
JDPriestly Nov 2012 #29
goclark Nov 2012 #18
melody Nov 2012 #4
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 #5
musiclawyer Nov 2012 #8
bemildred Nov 2012 #9
Bluenorthwest Nov 2012 #11
Le Taz Hot Nov 2012 #12
LoisB Nov 2012 #13
jpak Nov 2012 #14
dawn frenzy adams Nov 2012 #16
Iggo Nov 2012 #20
Left Coast2020 Nov 2012 #21
frylock Nov 2012 #22
wryter2000 Nov 2012 #23
lebkuchen Nov 2012 #24
olddad56 Nov 2012 #25
LaPera Nov 2012 #26
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #28

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:34 AM

1. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:36 AM

2. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:08 AM

3. Goddamn its about time we got rid of that prick!

 

Great freakin' day!

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Response to railsback (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:36 AM

6. Prick is right! This is great news!

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Response to Auggie (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:51 AM

7. Another scumbag dispatched posthaste thank you ver much!!!

As a former New Yorker now living in SoCal, I am quite please at my new state. In the last couple of years we have denied Meg and Carly statewide office, voted in Jerry Brown, done pretty good although not perfect with these frigging confusing props... and now given our President a good chunk of vote and gotten rid of knuckleheads like Sonny Bono's wife ( sorry thats who she is/was to me) that asshole Bilbray and now the former idiot AG who somehow had become a Congressman!!! And elected a Dem mayor in San Diego and a super majority in the assembly I think... Self identified Pug's down to record new lows...

GO CALIFORNIA!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to winstars (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:40 AM

17. Yep! We now have supermajorities in both the Assembly and the Senate!

I am proud to be a born and bred Californian myself. I just wish we could've gotten rid of Issa (Vista/San Diego) this election, but the s.o.b. has too many s.o.b.s voting for him even now.

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Response to railsback (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:55 AM

10. Remember about that "gang of 14" who met in a Washington DC restaurant...

...the night President Obama was inaugurated, who laid out the plans to obstruct the President at every turn?

Dan Lungren was one of those 14.

Good Freaking Riddance, Danny!!!! We knew you all too well...

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Response to elzenmahn (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:34 AM

15. Who were in the gang of 14?

Wasn't that a more liberal group that wanted to compromise?

Please list them. I tried to find the names and was led to an article about Republicans who wanted to compromise on certian issues -- moderates.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:56 AM

19. Not liberals at all... both Senators and CongressCritters PLUS Newt and Luntz. List:

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama was celebrating his inauguration at various balls, top Republican lawmakers and strategists were conjuring up ways to submarine his presidency at a private dinner in Washington.

The event -- which provides a telling revelation for how quickly the post-election climate soured -- serves as the prologue of Robert Draper's much-discussed and heavily-reported new book, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives."

According to Draper, the guest list that night (which was just over 15 people in total) included Republican Reps. Eric Cantor (Va.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Paul Ryan (Wis.), Pete Sessions (Texas), Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) and Dan Lungren (Calif.), along with Republican Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Ensign (Nev.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.). The non-lawmakers present included Newt Gingrich, several years removed from his presidential campaign, and Frank Luntz, the long-time Republican wordsmith. Notably absent were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) -- who, Draper writes, had an acrimonious relationship with Luntz.
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Response to Melinda (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:59 PM

27. Yech!

That list (accompanied by mug shots) should be up on every Post Office bulletin board with a headline that reads: WANTED - FOR CRIMES AGAINST THIS NATION!

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Response to Melinda (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:15 AM

29. Let's see.

Ensign is out. Lungren is out. Ryan lost his bid for VP. Newt Gingrich no longer in Congress. Hoekstra defeated. Four out of 15 (1/4) now irrelevant. We still have a way to go, but we may be able to get all of them out of Congress and exclude them from power. That would be great.

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Response to railsback (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:53 AM

18. Yea for us in California

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:11 AM

4. One of the biggest jerks of all

Good riddance

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:20 AM

5. Etching away at their mandates.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:13 AM

8. Ami is a cool dude

He tweeted back to me himself after I congratulated him last night

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:18 AM

9. That is just awesome.

Another anti-abortion tool goes down.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:02 AM

11. That's great news!

Congratulations to Bera and to the voters who elected him and rid Congress of Lundgren.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:06 AM

12. Bono-Mack, Bilbray and now Lungren. Gone.

Now that's what I'm talkin' about! Three down and a whole lot more to go.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:07 AM

13. Good riddance.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:30 AM

14. buh bye douchebag

yup

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:39 AM

16. Hit the road hack!

Oh my. Oh my. This is too wonderful. Lungren was an awful man.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:34 AM

20. This guy's been hangin' around since I was a teenager.

I'm 51 years old now.

Time for this fucker to get a job.

See-ya, Danny Boy.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:49 AM

21. YEAH!!!!!!!! WOO-HOOOOO!!!!

Friggin Awsome!!! I can't believe it. Lungren is finally going bye-bye.

Oh it feels like Christmas to see that POS go. I am really happy right now.

I made calls for Dr. Bera and the people I talked to gave me impression Bera would win. I just had that gut feeling he would. Wow! What an awsome thing to wake up to.


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:54 AM

22. buh-bye!

sayonara! bon voyage! don't forget to write!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:21 PM

23. This makes my day!

My brother and his wife live in Lundgren's former district. She made my brother vote for Nader in 2000. I told him this year no third party votes!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:10 PM

24. best $100 I ever spent

glad to see Bera join the House.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:14 PM

25. this could not have happned without redistricting.

The new district included a lot more dems and gave Ami Bera a chance. Before, the demographics were such that a Repulican coulnd't help but get elected. I'm happy about Dan Lungren being gone, at least gone for the time being.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:19 PM

26. Dems will no doubt pick up at least 3 more congressional seats to go along with earlier pickups

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:20 PM

28. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, kpete.

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