Novice Candidate Ami Bera is Running a Close Race with Lungren
He credits his army of 3,300 campaign volunteers, who he says have called more than 400,000 voters, for putting the Republican district in play.
"I'd poke your head out there and look at the level of enthusiasm," he said from his campaign office in Carmichael, pointing to the roughly 30 volunteers calling voters in the next room. "Then take a drive over to Dan Lungren's, or the Republicans' campaign office. There's no enthusiasm gap when you look at that."