Re "Lungren bows out gracefully after close loss" (Editorials, Nov. 19): Ami Bera's fundraising pitch mentioned in the editorial went out before his election was assured. Possibly more money would have been needed had an actual recount been necessary. Bera would not have been wise to disarm before the battle was over.
Yes, Dan Lungren was graceful, but Bera no less so. Hopefully Bera will serve his district well, and the money that turned out not to be needed will be useful for his re-election campaign; 2014 is not that far away.
-- William D. Bandes, Roseville
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