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AP projects Bera wins reelection bid to California's 7th District

November 7, 2018 |  
The Associated Press has projected Democratic Congressman Dr. Ami Bera has won a fourth term representing California's 7th District. Bera defeated Republican Andrew Grant.
For Bera, who has experienced three razor thin victories, this cycle it is the first time he was declared victory within hours, not day or weeks later. Bera previous defeated incumbent Dan Lungren in 2012, followed by former Congressman Doug Ose in 2014, and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones in 2016.
Unlike his previous narrow victories, the National Republican Congression Committee did not invest heavily in the district choosing instead to dedicate resources to several seats they had hoped to preserve. In previous election cycles the battle for the district, that is confined to Sacrament County, had been among the most expensive congressional battles in the country.  ... Read More

Democratic voters returning ballots in bigger numbers than Republicans in Elk Grove's midterm races

November 4, 2018 |  
With two days until ballots must be submitted in Sacramento County, recent data shows that registered Democratic voters have returned more ballots than Republicans for the various Elk Grove races.
Statistics compiled by Political Data for the City of Elk Grove, show Democratic registration in the city is 43-percent versus 25-percent for Republicans and 32-percent for decline to state or another party. For this year's general election, there were 90,953 ballots distributed in Elk Grove.

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Measure U fight heats up-ESP hosting Craig Powell Wednesday 7-8 pm

This Wednesday ESP will host Craig Powell of Eye on Sacramento.

7-8 pm, McClaskey Warren Adult Education Center
5241 J Street... Read More

Broadcasters, cable news clear schedules for Senate hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest broadcasters and cable news networks are clearing their daytime schedules Thursday for coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing involving Supreme Court nominee Br... Read More

AP makes call - Grant to face Bera in November for 7th district

June 5, 2018 |  
The Associated Press has called Andrew Grant the runner-up in the race for California's 7th congressional district.
According to most recent tallies posted by the Sacramento County, Grant has won 19,428 votes for 33-percent of the current total. Grant was being challenged by fellow Republican Dr. Yona Barash for the second position to challenge incumbent Democratic Congressman Dr. Ami Bera.
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Capitol Connections

Capitol Connections

Mark the June primary and prepare for the November general election by learning about political office holders who have been permanently “pigeon-holed” here in the Historic City Cemetery. Whether the primary results left you cheering or demanding a recount, the cemetery counts among its residents no fewer than three governors, as well as other city, state and federal government figures, and even (the son of) a founding father! Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

Mugwumps, Know-Nothings, & Dolly Vardens

Mugwumps, Know-Nothings, & Dolly Vardens

California has had plenty of fascinating 3rd Party movements, most splintered off from existing parties. You may be surprised at the level of popular support for their more questionable platforms. Learn about the rapid rise and fall of the Know-Nothings, how the Workingmen’s Party helped write the state constitution and elected a mayor, examine just how progressive the Progressive Party was, and meet local members of the Socialist, Greenback Labor, and Prohibition Parties. Saturday, June 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.