“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.'”
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