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Ami Bera Defeats Dan Lungren In Close California Race
Washington Post ^ | November 16, 2012 | Ed O'Keefe

Posted on 11/15/2012 10:55:04 PM PST by Steelfish

Ami Bera Defeats Dan Lungren In Close California Race Posted by Ed O'Keefe November 15, 2012

Democrat Ami Bera has ousted Rep. Daniel E. Lungren (R-Calif.) to represent a Sacramento-area congressional seat, according to the Associated Press.

Bera’s lead has grown to more than 5,700 votes as officials continued counting 70,000 provisional and absentee ballots this week. As of today, Bera had 51.11 percent of the vote compared to Lungren’s 48.89 percent, according to the AP.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
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1 posted on 11/15/2012 10:55:08 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Ughh. He’s a smoozer. No substance. Not an original thought in his head.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 10:57:04 PM PST by Kay
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To: Kay

Of course, the DEM always wins in close races. I’m so sick of this. Right now, I don’t think I’ll ever vote again. What’ the point? I don’t live in CA, but this is a pattern nationwide, is it not?


3 posted on 11/15/2012 11:00:25 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: Steelfish

wow, no Dan Lungren, and Bob Filner is the Mayor of San Diego.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 11:03:30 PM PST by ansel12 (Mittens' epic belly flop will be remembered as the political equivalent of pet rocks & Milli Vanilli)
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To: ansel12

The eclipse of an old era and darkness overshadows the largest state in the nation.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 11:08:31 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Excerpt:

“He is currently in Washington for an orientation course for new lawmakers, which incidentally is being led by Lungren. Bera would be only the third Indian-American to have ever been elected to the House of Representatives after Dalip Singh Saund in the 1950s, and Mr Bobby Jindal in 2005 and 2008, who is now the Governor of Louisiana.”

Source: Ami Bera creates history, enters US Congress, Press Trust of India, 16 November 2012

http://www.thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=431046&catid=37


6 posted on 11/15/2012 11:09:55 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Steelfish

Another Republican loses in a recount, what is that like 100%?


7 posted on 11/15/2012 11:32:04 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Steelfish

Wow. Lungren has been around a long time.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 11:58:56 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: South40; ansel12; Steelfish

In just 15 years California went from having a republican governor and 24 republican representatives to a democrat super majority in the state government and only 15 republicans left in the house. The rest of the country better beware...


9 posted on 11/16/2012 12:31:07 AM PST by MrShoop
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To: Steelfish
Hand picked Plosi con man and carpet baggier.
10 posted on 11/16/2012 1:08:37 AM PST by Domangart
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To: Steelfish; MrShoop; South40

Is it just me, or does this thread seem to be more poignant than most others of the type, at least to some of us?


11 posted on 11/16/2012 1:09:06 AM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: MrShoop

It is all the illegal aliens. They vote.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 1:42:08 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Steelfish

I haven’t been particularly impressed by Lundgren over the years, not that I want to see a D take his seat.

I’d be interested in hearing other people’s impressions of him. I don’t live in his district, so I don’t consider myself to be an expert on him by any means.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 1:44:26 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Another Republican loses in a recount, what is that like 100%?

Pretty much, with the exception of Bush and that took the Supremes stepping in.

14 posted on 11/16/2012 2:06:45 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Steelfish

And another CA district goes to the undead... never to return.


15 posted on 11/16/2012 2:25:21 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: MrShoop

Yep... CA always seems to be the 15-year forward outlook as to what the rest of the country will look like.

And it ain`t pretty.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 2:31:00 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: fella

Yes, I think the Democrats had planned to steal Fl. and were outraged that they couldn’t do it.


17 posted on 11/16/2012 2:35:41 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Catsrus

More and more will say, as you have, what is the point in voting? For months we are told that EVERY vote counts. But then obvious cheating barely gets a reaction, much less outrage.Every vote cast illegally, erases a legally cast one. So we get a mixed message. BEFORE the election one vote, every vote is crucial, but AFTER the election, let bygones be bygones. This WILL suppress the vote.


18 posted on 11/16/2012 4:28:55 AM PST by Anima Mundi (Envy is just passive, lazy greed.)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Another Republican loses in a recount, what is that like 100%?

This isn't a recount, it's the count - California still isn't remotely close to being done counting votes the first time; still over 1,700,000 votes left.

One of the main reasons Romney will end up with more votes than McCain, and turnout for Obama will end up not being down much from 2008, incidentally.

19 posted on 11/16/2012 4:52:16 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Steelfish

Good.
We don’t need Republican holdouts in California.
It’s failing as a state, and only when 100% of statewide elected positions, ALL OF THEM, are DemocRAT, will the failure be apparent for the rest of the US.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 5:39:52 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Strategerist

Gee, wasn’t the Democrat mantra in 2000, every vote needed to be counted!


21 posted on 11/16/2012 7:29:04 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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