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Bill Clinton to Rally for Ami Bera in California Congressional Race

Bill Clinton to Rally for Ami Bera in California Congressional Race

With less than one week until the midterm elections, Former President Bill Clinton will be in Sacramento County on Wednesday, rallying support behind Democrat Rep. Ami Bera who is seeking reelection in California’s 7th district.

Clinton will be appearing with Bera and Rep. John Garamendi of the 3rd congressional district on the campus of University of California, Davis, just as he did in 2012, according to the Sacramento Bee. The event will be taking place at 12:30 pm.

The 7th district has proven to be one of the most contentious and expensive House races in the nation, with spending exceeding $10.5 million to date, notes the Bee.

Clinton is seen as a favored alternative for many Democrats, who have been desperately attempting to distance themselves from President Obama out of fear he will drag down their chances at winning reelection.

Bera is finding his reelection particularly challenging against former Republican Rep. Doug Ose, a businessman who served six years in Congress until 2005, when he stepped down to honor a term-limit pledge, the Bee notes. Ose defeated a Tea Party opponent in the June primary.

Garamendi, who served as Clinton’s deputy Secretary of the Interior between 1995-1998, is being challenged by Republican Assemblyman Dan Logue. Garamendi, like Bera, is in his first term.

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