Dan Lungren Gone But Not Admitting It

A friend sent this clip on with these comments:

I’ve lived long enough to see this happen!  I first actively supported Bill Durston, a Vietnam vet; emergency room doctor; and past President of the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility in this mission. He was a brave warrior to chip away at Lungren’s base.  I am thrilled it has finally happened.  Congrats to Ami Bera.

Physician ousts GOP Rep. Dan Lungren in Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Republican Rep. Dan Lungren lost his re-election bid to Democratic challenger Ami Bera on Thursday in one of California’s most hotly contested congressional contests, but the congressman refused to concede.

Voters from the Sacramento suburbs ousted the veteran lawmaker in the race for the state’s newly redrawn 7th Congressional District. This was the second attempt for Bera, a 45-year-old physician who failed to unseat Lungren two years ago.

Bera was defeating Lungren by nearly 5,700 votes, or 51.1 percent to 48.9 percent, with about 38,000 provisional and vote-by-mail ballots outstanding in Sacramento County. The 7th Congressional District covers part of the county. The Associated Press made the call Thursday.


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