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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:54 PM

Politico Breaking News: Ami Bera has ousted GOP Rep. Dan Lungren

11/15/2012 08:13 PM EST (expires: 11/15/2012 09:13 PM EST)

Democratic challenger Ami Bera has ousted GOP Rep. Dan Lungren, the chairman of the House Committee on Administration, in close-margin Calif. 7th congressional district contest, the Associated Press reported.

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Reply Politico Breaking News: Ami Bera has ousted GOP Rep. Dan Lungren (Original post)
flpoljunkie Nov 2012 OP
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #1
flpoljunkie Nov 2012 #2
patrice Nov 2012 #3
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #4
patrice Nov 2012 #7
patrice Nov 2012 #5
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #6
freshwest Nov 2012 #12
mimi85 Nov 2012 #8
calimary Nov 2012 #15
stopwastingmymoney Nov 2012 #9
piechartking Nov 2012 #11
stopwastingmymoney Nov 2012 #13
CoboWowbo Nov 2012 #19
stopwastingmymoney Nov 2012 #21
piechartking Nov 2012 #23
calimary Nov 2012 #14
mimi85 Nov 2012 #25
ffr Nov 2012 #10
calimary Nov 2012 #16
Coyotl Nov 2012 #17
MsAmerkinpie Nov 2012 #18
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #20
Indpndnt Nov 2012 #24
malexand Nov 2012 #22
MBS Nov 2012 #26
AlinPA Nov 2012 #27
ellie Nov 2012 #28

Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:56 PM

1. Ami Bera ousts Rep. Dan Lungren in congressional race

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 15, 2012

Democrat Ami Bera has won his tight race against incumbent GOP Rep. Dan Lungren to fill the 7th District Congressional seat representing the suburbs of Sacramento.

The Associated Press called the race this afternoon as Bera's lead over Lungren had grown to almost 5,700 votes, according to the latest vote count.

Bera, an Elk Grove Democrat, led longtime Republican lawmaker Lungren by 184 votes on election night. His lead grew to about 3,800 votes on Tuesday.

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/11/ap-says-bera-ousted-lungren.html

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:58 PM

2. Thanks!

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:00 PM

3. That committee? Bera is now chair of the committee that gets the House's work done?

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Response to patrice (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:01 PM

4. No...the majority still gets to decide committee appointments

All he did was beat Lundgren for the seat. You don't win a committee seat when you win the seat.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:03 PM

7. K. I was wondering how that could be. nt

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Response to patrice (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:03 PM

5. AND Federal Elections!! So who's going to get that chair? link:

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:03 PM

6. Another one bites the dust...

Now we need Barber in Az to win. He is leading by 300 votes.

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:04 PM

12. Thanks for that bit of news. Yes, we need all the help we can get to stifle the Teahadists.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:06 PM

8. Now that makes my day

Along with Bono Mack losing - I've been grinning on that one since the election. She was the rep for my sorry ass district and I never thought she'd lose. Lundgren is such an asshat!

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Response to mimi85 (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:31 PM

15. We thought we'd never get rid of lundgren, either. GREAT news!

Now, we have to work on getting rid of those twin plagues darrell issa and dana rohrabacher!!!

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:40 PM

9. Yes!

Anyone know where the total seat count stands as of now?

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Response to stopwastingmymoney (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:54 PM

11. I think Best Case scenario is 201 for us, 234 for them

Which is a pickup of like 8 or 9 seats I think. What with Gerrymandering after 2010 Census, that's actually a great win for the Dems.

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Response to piechartking (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:18 PM

13. So we need 34 sane pubs to come over and govern


A girl can dream, right?

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Response to stopwastingmymoney (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:55 PM

19. If the Dems get 201...

They would need 17 Repubs. 218 is the magic number for passing a bill in the house. ( Unless there are vacancies, then 50% +1 to pass )

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Response to CoboWowbo (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:41 AM

21. Oh right

Silly me

Even better

I'm thrilled that Lundgren is out

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Response to CoboWowbo (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:47 AM

23. Good luck with that...

I wouldn't hold my breath on getting 17 fruitcakes to come over to our side.

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Response to piechartking (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:29 PM

14. Welcome to DU, piechartking, stopwastingmymoney, and mimi85!

Great to have each of you with us! Good things come in threes! The more of us there are, the better able we will be to solidify the gains we made on Election Night! We have to build on all those good results, and not take a bit of it for granted. There ARE some, well, semi-sensible opponents who are looking at our strong demographic groups with rawther hungry eyes!

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Response to calimary (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:12 AM

25. Thanks!

Yep, Issa MUST go! Damn car thief....

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:54 PM

10. Yes. I looked it up.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:32 PM

16. California does it again!

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:38 PM

17. Whooot!! More than a few crooks getting early retirement this time!

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:52 PM

18. why Ami Bera won

Finally Dan Lungren wasn't able to rig the district so he could keep "winning" re-election. Maybe people woke up to the fact that Dan Lungren voted against GI bill for vets, against women's right to choose, against health care reform, for holding middle class tax cuts and unemployment benefits hostage until he was able to see his corporate sponsors get their big tax breaks extended, against Pell Grants and student loans for our kids. He was such a (as Duchess puts it) teabilly douchbag! Good riddance. Ami Bera proved you can still win elections with grass roots efforts instead of selling your sole to the special interest super pacs like Lungren.

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Response to MsAmerkinpie (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:57 PM

20. Great first post! Welcome to du.

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Response to MsAmerkinpie (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:54 AM

24. Well said.

Welcome to Du, MsAmerkinpie.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:47 AM

22. Great news!

Thanks, flpoljunkie.

This is great news. Redistricting in California by a truly independent commission made the difference in this important race.

Congratulations, Ami!



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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:24 AM

26. : ) n/t

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:49 AM

27. This is great. Things are a'changin'.......

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:47 AM

28. Bwahahahahahahaha!

Sayonara asshole!

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