Dr. Ami Bera’s campaign released the following statement after a deep-pocketed special interest group started by Bush mastermind Karl Rove began airing TV attack ads against Bera and his bipartisan record delivering for Sacramento County.
The Bera for Congress campaign released its first ad of the 2014 general election today highlighting how Dr. Bera has kept his promise to put the people of Sacramento County before politics, including championing the No Budget No Pay law, returning his pay during the Republican shutdown, and returning his Congressional pension until Social Security and Medicare are secure.
Right-wing mastermind Karl Rove's shadowy outside group has made Ami Bera his top congressional target. Politico reported today that Crossroads GPS is dumping nearly one million dollars into television ads over the next two weeks in California's 7th Congressional District race to prop up former Congressman Doug Ose, who at the most recent financial filing was left with just over $80,000 in usable money in his campaign coffers.
Former Congressman Doug Ose has agreed to participate in a debate with Dr. Ami Bera on October 8, 2014. Both are running for Congress in California's 7th Congressional District. The debate will be hosted by the Sacramento Bee, Capitol Public Radio, and KVIE Public Television.
Bera called on Ose to debate after California's June primary.
Bankrolled by Paul Ryan, Ose would raise costs for seniors
On the 49th Anniversary of Medicare, California voters should beware of former Congressman Doug Ose’s radical record on Medicare. Not only would Ose reopen the prescription drug donut hole, making seniors pay more for their care, he even supports Washington Republicans' reckless plan to end the Medicare guarantee for our seniors, leaving them at the whim of private insurance companies and increasing their premiums by up to 50 percent.
On Thursday, notoriously anti-women Congressman Todd Akin defended his 2012 "legitimate rape" comments, but it isn't just Akin with dangerous, radical views on women's health. Akin's colleague, former Congressman Doug Ose, voted with Akin for a radical measure that would define a fetus as a separate legal person, potentially undermining women's rights to birth control and abortion. Ose is running for Congress against Dr. Ami Bera in California's 7th Congressional district.
LEADS MULTIMILLIONAIRE OPPONENT BY NEARLY 1.8 MILLION
Dr. Ami Bera announced today that his campaign for Congress raised more than $720,000 in the second quarter of 2014, the campaign's best quarter so far this cycle. He has nearly $2 million cash on hand.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case is a serious step backward for women’s health. It has the potential to not only impact many of the almost 3 million women in California, who saved an average of $269 last year on birth control, but sets a dangerous precedent where bosses are in control of their employees’ personal health decisions.
This morning, the United States Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby that employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage to their employees. Dr. Ami Bera who represents California's 7th Congressional district in Congress, offered the following comment:
Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, and a Republican House colleague from North Carolina, Mark Meadows, introduced a bill Thursday that would extend visas for U.S.-educated foreign doctors to ease a shortage that's affecting care in veterans hospitals, especially in rural areas.