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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:17 PM

Bera lead over Lungren wider in Sacramento County House race (CA-7) (with TUESDAY UPDATE)

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November 9, 2012
Bera lead over Lungren wider in Sacramento County House race

Democrat Ami Bera has widened his lead over GOP Rep. Dan Lungren in the 7th Congressional District, with the latest vote count this afternoon putting the challenger ahead by 1,779 votes in the suburban Sacramento swing seat.

The two rivals are still separated by less than one percentage point. Bera has won 50.43 percent of the 208,711 votes counted to Lungren's 49.57 percent. Election officials still need to process more than 100,000 ballots submitted throughout Sacramento County, a total that could include tens of thousands of votes in this race.

Bera led Lungren by 184 votes by the end of election night, when about 180,000 votes in the race had been tallied.

This year's battle between Lungren and Bera is one of the country's most competitive and costly congressional races. While Lungren beat Bera by seven percentage points in 2010, redistricting gave Democrats an edge in the suburban Sacramento seat. Outside groups poured more than $8 million into the contest, with pro-Bera forces outspending Lungren's allies by more than $2 million.

Sacramento County election officials plan to update the results again on Tuesday.

Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/11/bera-gains-over-lungren-in-sacramento-county-house-race.html#storylink=cpy

It's a nail biter, for sure, but I'm beginning to believe the fine doctor will prevail; a red- blue-letter day for sure!!!

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Reply Bera lead over Lungren wider in Sacramento County House race (CA-7) (with TUESDAY UPDATE) (Original post)
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 OP
John2 Nov 2012 #1
SoapBox Nov 2012 #2
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #3
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #4
Raine Nov 2012 #5
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Response to Brother Buzz (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:07 AM

1. The

 

Democrats need to do more of this in the Blue states.

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Response to John2 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:18 AM

2. Yes!

AND...can it be? Getting rid of Lundgren?

It really WAS a great election for Democrats!

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Response to John2 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:59 AM

3. I think we need to do more in red states, too

I'm just saying

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Response to Brother Buzz (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:20 PM

4. TUESDAY UPDATE: Bera widens lead over Lungren in tight Congressional race

November 13, 2012
Bera widens lead over Lungren in tight Congressional race

Democrat Ami Bera extended his narrow lead Tuesday over GOP Rep. Dan Lungren in the hotly contested 7th Congressional District, moving 3,824 votes ahead in the suburban Sacramento seat.

Bera now leads the longtime Republican lawmaker by a 50.81 percent to 49.19 percent margin in the latest tally of 235,628 votes.

The Lungren campaign estimates there remain nearly 40,000 ballots left to count in the race. "We want to see more ballots counted," strategist Rob Stutzman said Tuesday.

Though vote counting continues, Bera is in Washington, D.C. this week for legislative freshman orientation.

"There are still ballots remaining, but we are confident that Sacramento County voted for new leadership that will put the people first," Bera said in a statement.

Bera led Lungren by a mere 184 votes out of 180,000 counted at the end of Election Night.

The local battle was one of the country's most expensive races, as outside groups spent more than $8 million. The next vote update is expected to come Thursday.

Post updated at 3:55 p.m. with a Bera comment.

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/11/bera-widens-lead-over-lungren-in-tight-congressional-race.html#storylink=cpy


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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:01 PM

5. THANKS for the update. I sure hope Lungren ends up out

I'm in So Cal and had him years ago as a rep, he's a pompous asshole.

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Response to Raine (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:55 PM

6. teabagger/carpetbagger, that's Danny boy we've grown to despise in Northern California

No apparent update today, but i understand the final count will be completed before Friday. Can you say Friday-news-dump concession speech?

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