Ami Bera came to the nation's capital this week for freshman orientation in the House, not yet knowing if he had actually won a seat.

Longtime GOP Rep. Dan Lungren has lost his seat in Congress to Democratic challenger Ami Bera in a close race to represent the eastern Sacramento County suburbs.

1946: Born Sept. 22 in Long Beach. His father, Dr. John C. Lungren, became Richard Nixon's longtime personal physician.

Rep. Dan Lungren, trailing by 3,824 votes a week after Election Day, has not conceded, and the ballots won't be tallied fully for several more days.

Democrat Ami Bera clung to a razor-thin lead Wednesday in his fight to unseat Republican Rep. Dan Lungren in the 7th Congressional District, with ballot counting in the close race expected to stretch into next week.

As he has done in campaigns since Eisenhower beat Stevenson the first time, Rep. Dan Lungren is walking with a slight limp.

The presidential race may be lackluster in solidly blue California this year, but it's not hard to see the congressional races in Sacramento – just turn on the television.

With gas prices in California hitting an all-time high last week, Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, is out with a new ad blasting his Democratic opponent, Ami Bera, on gas taxes and other revenue increases. The National Republican Congressional Committee is also airing a television spot claiming Bera supports hiking gas prices to reduce consumption. Here is the text of the ad and an analysis by Torey Van Oot of The Bee Capitol Bureau.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is putting GOP Rep. Dan Lungren's record on abortion in the spotlight with a new television ad in the 7th Congressional District race. Lungren faces a challenge from Elk Grove Democrat Ami Bera in the Sacramento County swing seat. Here is the text of the television spot and an analysis by Torey Van Oot of The Bee's Capitol Bureau.

The close of Tuesday's debate between Dan Lungren and Ami Bera wasn't the last word on hot-button issues in the 7th Congressional District race.

A Democratic super PAC is airing a new television advertisement blasting Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, for ties to "Wall Street." Lungren faces a challenge from Democrat Ami Bera in the 7th Congressional District, an east Sacramento County seat that is considered one of the country's most competitive races. Here is a transcript of the ad and an analysis by Torey Van Oot of The Bee Capitol Bureau:

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