By the Sacramento Bee Editorial Board
A physician and former academic, Democratic Rep. Ami Bera never will be a smooth politician.
His Republican challenger, former Congressman Doug Ose, showed during their one and only debate last week that he can be more comfortable before an audience. But Bera is thoughtful, hardworking and has displayed a willingness to be bipartisan. For policy reasons and for the region’s future, Bera deserves to be returned to Congress for a second term.