In Case you Missed It: Bera Gains Momentum, Lungren Shows His True Colors
March 1, 2010
Press Contact: Lucinda Guinn
Elk Grove, CA- Ami Bera’s campaign is continuing to gain momentum and folks across the country are taking notice. As Bera is travelling throughout the 3rd Congressional District of California talking with voters about creating jobs, making health insurance more affordable, and improving our schools, he continues to pick up support, volunteers and grow his war chest.
The Elk Grove Citizen reported “Between October and the end of 2009, Bera, a Democrat, raised $239,000 and spent $85,000, while Lungren raised $152,000 and spent $68,000, according to Federal Election Commission records recently released. Bera’s available cash as of Dec. 31 totaled $740,000, and Lungren reported $527,000 on hand.” ((Elk Grove Citizen: Congressional candidates spar over fund-raising)
Congressional Quarterly noted that, “First-time candidate Dr. Ami Bera (D) rounded out an impressive year of fundraising.” (Congressional Quarterly, California: Bera's Yearend Bankroll $740,000)
And the Sacramento Bee wrote that “Bera noted that he has raised almost all of his money from individual contributions and that he's one of only four Democratic challengers nationally who has been outraising a Republican incumbent. ‘We're talking about improving our schools, making health insurance more affordable and growing our economy to create jobs,’ Bera said. ” (Sacramento Bee: Lungren trails Bera in the race for funding)
As the Bera campaign gains stream, Dan Lungren has shown his true character once again. The Hill reported on a temper tantrum over a health insurance regulation bill. “[Lungren’s] eyes grew bigger as he railed against those who he said didn't understand tort law,” The Hill reported. “‘The suggestion that all you have to do is shout louder than someone else ... is nonsense!’ he shouted.” (Lungren and DeFazio go at it on the House floor).
While Lungren simply raises his voice, Bera is busy talking with voters, raising the issues that Californians face like jobs, the economy and health care.
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