Bera maintains lead over Lungren in hotly contested Congressional race
For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Allison Teixeira
November 7th, 2012
ELK GROVE, CA - Early this morning, the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters announced that the Bera-Lungren Congressional race was too close to call. Dr. Bera leads Congressman Lungren by 184 votes, although there are absentee and provisional ballots that still need to be counted.
Dr. Ami Bera offered the following comments:
“Although we do not know our race’s final results, we feel confident going into the next several days,” said Dr. Bera. “The Sacramento County Registrar of Voters is doing an incredible job with the difficult task of counting tens of thousands of provisional and absentee ballots. The top priority right now is to make sure that every vote is fairly counted.”
Dr. Bera is a lifelong Californian and a first generation American who's running for Congress in California's 7th Congressional District. His candidacy has been endorsed by President Bill Clinton and the Sacramento Bee. According to the Wall Street Journal, his campaign is "seen by political experts as one of the nation's most competitive." Dr. Bera and his wife Janine live in Elk Grove with their 15-year old daughter.