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  • Ami Bera on his father's sentencing for election fraud: 'He broke the law'

    Rep. Ami Bera and Scott Jones trade comments about Bera's 83-year-old father, who was sentenced this summer to federal prison for election fraud in connection with his son’s campaigns. The two candidates for the 7th Congressional District debated at KVIE studios in Sacramento on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

Rep. Ami Bera and Scott Jones trade comments about Bera's 83-year-old father, who was sentenced this summer to federal prison for election fraud in connection with his son’s campaigns. The two candidates for the 7th Congressional District debated at KVIE studios in Sacramento on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. KVIE
Rep. Ami Bera and Scott Jones trade comments about Bera's 83-year-old father, who was sentenced this summer to federal prison for election fraud in connection with his son’s campaigns. The two candidates for the 7th Congressional District debated at KVIE studios in Sacramento on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. KVIE
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

Observations on California and its politics

Sacramento congressional battle between Bera and Jones a nasty one

October 18, 2016 8:31 PM

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