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Dan Lungren ramps up re-election efforts in Sacramento Co. seat
SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 3/13/12 | Torey Van Oot

Posted on 03/13/2012 9:55:06 PM PDT by SmithL

Rep. Dan Lungren is stepping up his re-election efforts this week, raising cash, recruiting volunteers and holding town hall meetings in his Sacramento County district.

The Gold River Republican faces a rematch with his 2010 challenger, Elk Grove Democrat Ami Bera, in the newly drawn 7th Congressional District. A close voter registration split and high turnout in the presidential election are expected to make the race one of the most competitive congressional elections of the year.

Lungren, who has trailed his opponent in campaign cash both this election and in 2010, got some help from Republican leadership for a Monday fundraiser in Sacramento. House Speaker John Boehner flew into town for yesterday afternoon's reception at the California Chamber of Commerce's downtown office. A photo with the Ohio Republican set attendees back $5,000, according to a posting on Capitol Morning Report.

Lungren, meanwhile, took a shot at Democratic congressional leadership in a Monday email seeking money and volunteer commitments from supporters.

"Nancy Pelosi is already pouring money into the district, and every dollar helps," read a Lungren campaign email titled "The campaign begins today."

Pelosi, the Democratic leader, has identified flipping the seat as a top priority in her effort to win back control of the House.

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TOPICS: California; Campaign News; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: ca7cd; goldriver; lungren; pelosi

1 posted on 03/13/2012 9:55:16 PM PDT by SmithL
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Nancy Pelosi is deeply disturbed.

2 posted on 03/13/2012 9:56:02 PM PDT by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised when you see more of that behavior)
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