Tag: Ami Bera

Scott Jones (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Republican Scott Jones Rejected Donald Trump and Still Lost

Rep. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) was able to defend his seat against Republican challenger and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, who “dumped” President-elect Donald Trump, knowing full well that his decision could cost him the election.

Ro Khanna (Campaign)

Ro Khanna Unseats Mike Honda in Silicon Valley Race

Ro Khanna defeated eight-term incumbent fellow Democrat, Rep. Mike Honda, on Tuesday by 20 percent in a race for Silicon Valley’s 17th congressional district, which has been deemed one of California’s most expensive.

Scott Jones (Scott Jones for Congress)

Scott Jones Dumps Trump: This ‘May Cost Me the Election’

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a Republican who is challenging Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA), renounced his support for Donald Trump on Saturday, and said that his defection from the GOP nominee “may cost me the election.”

Ami Bera (Associated Press)

Ami Bera’s Dad Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison for Illegal Funding

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera’s father, Babulal “Bob” Bera, 83, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison on Thursday for making illegal campaign contributions to his son’s 2010 and 2012 campaigns in California’s 7th district.

Scott Jones (Scott Jones for Congress)

Scott Jones Backs Away, No Longer Sure He Supports Trump

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones buckled under pressure from Democrats as he backpedaled on support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during an interview with local Sacramento KFBK radio.

Ami Bera (Associated Press)

TPP Trade Deal Weighs Down Ami Bera’s Re-Election Bid

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact could impact whether Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) wins his re-election bid. Members of his own party are abandoning him over his decision to side with Republicans, over the objections of organized labor, to give President Barack Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the deal.

Ami Bera (Associated Press)

Local Democrats Won’t Endorse Ami Bera

Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) failed to receive the endorsement of his Democratic Party for reelection in the 7th congressional district this weekend after angering liberal activists over his voting record.

Ami Bera (Associated Press)

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera Caught Plagiarizing

Democratic Congressman Ami Bera, who represents California’s tightly-contested 7th district in eastern Sacramento County, has been accused of plagiarizing in an op-ed he wrote for the Sacramento Bee on Sunday, according to the Bee. In the column, Bera supported a Trade Promotion Authority bill giving Barack Obama “fast-track” authority to negotiate a trade deal.

Bera Blasts Ose with 'War on Women' Tactic

Bera Blasts Ose with 'War on Women' Tactic

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera (CA-7) is ratcheting up his attacks on Republican challenger Doug Ose in a new ad, accusing Ose of being against women having access to birth control as well as opposing abortion rights. The text of the

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

Ami Bera Loses Support of Sikh Community over 1984 Massacre in India

Ami Bera Loses Support of Sikh Community over 1984 Massacre in India

Democratic Congressman Ami Bera, who is Indian, is losing support for his 2014 reelection because many Sikhs are angry at his refusal to acknowledge the Indian government’s culpability in the massacre of 3,000 Sikhs in India in 1984, according to

NRCC Spends Big On Fall TV Airtime in 4 Key CA Races

NRCC Spends Big On Fall TV Airtime in 4 Key CA Races

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has reserved nearly $30 million worth of fall TV airtime in 26 competitive congressional districts nationwide, including four in California.  The four California districts include three in which the NRCC will look to help

Four California Democrats Turn on High-Speed Rail

Four California Democrats Turn on High-Speed Rail

Rep. Ami Bera, in the wake of an impressive primary win in the 7th District earlier in the month but considered to be vulnerable in November, broke with his party and voted against federal funding for Governor Jerry Brown’s besieged high-speed

Bera Supports 'No Budget, No Pay'; Never Supported Budget

Bera Supports 'No Budget, No Pay'; Never Supported Budget

The race for California’s 7th District Congressional seat is heating up. Democratic incumbent Rep. Ami Bera has released a new campaign ad claiming that he supported a bill that would withhold politicians’ salaries unless Congress passed a budget. However, in two

Dem Rep Bera: 'We Have to Be Flexible' on Insurance Co Bailout

Dem Rep Bera: 'We Have to Be Flexible' on Insurance Co Bailout

Earlier this week, Democrat Rep. Ami Bera was asked on a local Sacramento news channel whether he supported bailing out insurance companies who lost money as a result of the failures of the ObamaCare exchanges. After some qualifying, and not

'Net Neutrality Protectors' Swept Away by Midterm Wave

Ninety-five Democratic Congressional hopefuls signed last week a pledge to support the Federal Communications Commissions proposed Net neutrality rules. On Tuesday, all ninety-five “net neutrality protectors” lost to their Republican opponents. Among the measure’s endorsers–or victims, as some campaign insiders