House Republicans at Risk? Districts Where Democrats Hope for Upsets
In his campaign against Lungren, Bera is trying to mobilize not just new residents but voters like Mary Beth Kropp. An administrator with the Elk Grove School District and a lifelong Republican, Ms. Kropp split her ticket between the parties in 2008, voting for Mr. Obama and Lungren. She is supporting Bera in 2010.
"I don't feel that Lungren has done anything for what I believe in as part of my community," Kropp says.