Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:38 PM
Brother Buzz (11,576 posts)
Lungren concedes in race against Bera (Ca-7)
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.
"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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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:48 PM
oswaldactedalone (1,280 posts)
1. Is it now likely
that the breakdown will be 233 Rethugs, 200 Dems, and 2 Independents? If there are two independents who do they caucus with? I'd guess the bad guys.