Momentum Builds in Bera’s Bid for California’s New 7th Congressional District
Dr. Ami Bera raises $1,103,157 for cycle as he prepares for California’s 7th Congressional district challenge.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2011
Contact: Josh Wolf
ELK GROVE, CALIFORNIA – The Bera for Congress campaign unveiled its fundraising totals in advance of the 4th quarter filing period. In one year, Bera has raised $1,103,157, with a cash on hand total of $918,873. Dr. Bera is running in California’s new 7th Congressional District, setting up a highly anticipated rematch with Republican Congressman Dan Lungren. In the last three months Bera raised $256,326. Through the end of the third quarter, Dr. Bera had outraised the embattled Lungren nine consecutive fundraising quarters in a row. In addition, Dr. Bera received over 2,300 contributions from individuals, of which over 70% were under $100.
“I am humbled by the outpouring of support for my candidacy. Dan Lungren and Congressional Republicans are out of touch. As Chief Medical Officer for Sacramento County, I worked across party lines to balance the budget, create jobs, and worked with local business to make sure their employees had access to quality health care at an affordable rate. The support we have built these past few months proves the voters want someone with real world experience to face our nation’s challenges.”
In 2010, Congressman Lungren was re-elected with only 50.1% of the vote in a district with a 13,400 Republican registration advantage. The new district lines add over 16,000 new Democratic voters, and is a district that both President Obama and Governor Jerry Brown won by 5%. Both the Cook Political Report and the Rothenberg Political Report list CA-07 as a pure toss up race. Building on the momentum of an extremely close 2010 contest against Rep. Dan Lungren, it’s anticipated that the rematch will be one of the top races in the 2012 cycle.
Dr. Bera is a lifelong Californian. He and his wife Janine and their daughter reside in Elk Grove.
For more information about Dr. Ami Bera, or the Bera for Congress campaign, please visit www.BeraForCongress.com.