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.
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:
In a cable TV ad scheduled to start airing Tuesday in California, a woman exchanges text messages with her sister, both disapproving of the federal health care overhaul.
The Sacramento County Republican Party's voter registration drive was credited with helping Republicans gain a slight advantage this spring in what will be a hotly contested race for the 7th Congressional District come fall.
Republican Rep. Dan Lungren took in more than $500,000 for his re-election campaign in the first three months of the year, outraising rival Ami Bera for the first time since the Elk Grove Democrat emerged on the fundraising scene in mid-2009.