Bera beats Jones in Congressional race

“Democratic Rep. Ami Bera clinched a third term Friday after surviving a bruising challenge from Republican Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones,” the Sacramento Bee is reporting.

“Jones conceded the race Friday afternoon after Sacramento County reported that nearly 20,000 more votes had been tallied and Bera increased his lead over Jones to 6,008 votes, 51.2 percent to 48.8 percent. Election officials across the state continue to process mail-in ballots that were turned in on Election Day or received by mail in the days following Nov. 8.

“The Elk Grove physician’s triumph ties him with the late Democratic Rep. Dalip Singh Saund, who represented the Riverside area from 1957 to 1963, for the most number of House re-elections by an Indian American.

“’It’s been my honor to serve this community first as a doctor and for these past four years as a member of Congress,’ Bera said in a statement. ‘After months of a divisive national election, our job now is to bring our country back together.'”

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

One thought on “Bera beats Jones in Congressional race”

  1. Bera has proven to be a flip flopper on issues and Jones, who happened to be a college classmate of mine was too much of a cowboy in his views… sadly as in the presidential race, there was no winner in this dog and pony show.

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