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National Democrats are up with their first television ad in Sacramento’s heavyweight battle between Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, and former Republican congressman Doug Ose.

Supporters of a Nov. 4 ballot initiative are airing a television advertisement featuring Tennessee Dr. Stephen Loyd. The measure, Proposition 46, would require random drug and alcohol testing of doctors and increase to about $1.1 million the state’s $250,000 cap on medical malpractice awards.

Opponents of a Nov. 4 ballot initiative that would allow the state’s elected insurance commissioner to regulate health insurance rates have launched their first TV ad, claiming that the proposal would disrupt the health exchange and give too much power to a single politician.

Crossroads GPS, the Karl Rove-affiliated outside group, has added a second TV ad into the rotation that takes on Democratic Rep. Ami Bera of Elk Grove. The ad, nearly identical to a spot running in San Diego against fellow freshman Rep. Scott Peters, faults the congressman for presiding over a spiraling national debt and for refusing to back a GOP-led effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

The coalition opposing a fall initiative to mandate random drug and alcohol testing of doctors and quadruple the state’s decades-old $250,000 cap on medical malpractice awards is out with its first television and radio ads of the campaign.

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera, facing a tough challenge from former GOP Rep. Doug Ose, has released a TV ad that reintroduces him to voters and seeks to make the case that he’s delivered on his campaign promises. The 30-second ad, “People Come First,” which is running in the suburban Sacramento district, touches on the congressman donating his pay to charity during the partial federal government shutdown.

Crossroads GPS, the outside group affiliated with GOP strategist Karl Rove, is out with a television ad in Sacramento County, yoking freshman Democratic Rep. Ami Bera to the federal Affordable Care Act. Criticism of the controversial health care overhaul has been a major campaign theme of Bera’s GOP opponent, former Rep. Doug Ose, who favors repealing and replacing the law.

Ahead of Tuesday’s primary election, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson launched a television campaign sharply criticizing his two challengers, former charter schools executive Marshall Tuck and schoolteacher Lydia Gutierrez. Following is the text of the 30-second ad and an analysis by Alexei Koseff of The Bee’s Capitol Bureau.

Law enforcement experience runs through the race for an open 9th Assembly District seat, and cop-turned-city-councilman Darrell Fong’s campaign has sent a mailer linking opponent Jim Cooper, who has worked for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department for 30 years, to strip-searches conducted at the Sacramento County jail.

The business-funded committee Californians for Jobs and a Strong Economy has sent out a mailer attacking City Councilman Darrell Fong’s fiscal record. The ad also praises Fong’s main opponent, Elk Grove City Councilman Jim Cooper. Both are seeking a vacant Assembly seat in the 9th District.

An independent group backed by trial lawyers, environmentalists and nurses has sent out a campaign mailer attacking Assemblyman Richard Pan in his race to represent the Sacramento region in the state Senate. Those interest groups are supporting Pan’s Democratic colleague, Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, as they vie against Republican Jonathan Zachariou for the top two spots to advance to the general election. Following are excerpts of the ad and analysis by Laurel Rosenhall of The Bee Capitol Bureau.

Doug Ose has released a campaign mailer that questions why his Republican rival Igor Birman is throwing mud and claims Birman supports legalizing drugs. The candidates are vying in Tuesday’s primary to advance to a likely matchup with Democratic Rep. Ami Bera to represent the suburban Sacramento district.

Deputy District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert is airing a television advertisement that attacks state Deputy Attorney General Maggy Krell, saying Krell is inexperienced and unethical.

Deputy State Attorney General Maggy Krell has sent out a mailer in the Sacramento County district attorney’s race criticizing one of her opponents, Deputy District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, for taking pay raises during the recent tough budget times.

Neel Kashkari released a campaign mailer this week promoting himself as a conservative Republican and likening rival Tim Donnelly, a tea party favorite, to Gov. Jerry Brown. Following is text of the portion of the ad attacking Donnelly and analysis by David Siders of The Bee Capitol Bureau.

Assemblyman Richard Pan is highlighting his career as a doctor in his race against fellow Democratic Assemblyman Roger Dickinson to represent the Sacramento region in the state Senate. A similar message is emerging in the independent advertising campaigns outside interest groups are mounting to benefit Pan. They have already spent more than $507,000 to support Pan and slam Dickinson.

Igor Birman, running to oust Democratic Rep. Ami Bera of Elk Grove, is up with his second television ad of the primary, skewering fellow Republican Doug Ose for what he characterizes as a liberal voting record when he served in Congress from 1999 to 2005. Following is a script of Birman’s 31-second television spot, which features many of the same charges he leveled against Ose in a prior two-minute Web ad. Christopher Cadelago of The Bee Capitol Bureau has the analysis.

Marshall Tuck, one of two challengers to state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson this year, released his first radio ad this week. Tuck is the former head of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, a nonprofit network of 17 low-performing campuses that were taken over by the city beginning in 2008. Following is the text of the 30-second ad and an analysis by Alexei Koseff of The Bee’s Capitol Bureau.

Republican Igor Birman has released what can best be described as a “kitchen sink” Web advertisement, unleashing a cascade of attacks meant to depict intraparty rival Doug Ose as too liberal to represent the suburban district held by Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove.

Seeking a return to Congress, Sacramento County Republican Doug Ose has released a radio ad branding himself a hero of the taxpayer. Here’s the text of the one-minute radio spot and an analysis by Christopher Cadelago of The Bee Capitol Bureau:

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