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A cheat sheet for the Sacramento-area House race between Ami Bera, Scott Jones

Voters in the Sacramento suburbs once again are the focus of a mega-fight for the U.S. House, the super competitive 7th Congressional District race that every two years features millions in outside campaign spending from Republican- and Democratic-aligned groups. This year, Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, is seeking a third term in such a battle, facing Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a Republican.

In a barrage of television ads, both sides have been hit with stinging character attacks and questions over their policy choices. It all makes the race pretty difficult to sort out.

Here’s a quick guide to the House race, with the candidates’ position on issues, links to the one and only debate, and coverage of the controversies from The Bee.

Ami Bera, Scott Jones brief biographies, positions on issues

Ami Bera, Scott Jones grapple at debate over election fraud, alleged sexual harassment

Video replay: The Bera-Jones debate

Sacramento County appeals $3.6 million sheriff’s office retaliation verdict

Ami Bera fundraising pattern sidesteps donation limits

Sheriff Scott Jones accused of unwelcome sexual advances toward deputy

Babulal Bera gets one-year prison sentence for election fraud

Scott Jones disavows Donald Trump: ‘I will be voting for neither candidate for president’

Ami Bera’s Democratic critics say Elk Grove congressman disappoints

True false or iffy – Ami Bera ad highlights allegations of sexual advances by Scott Jones

True, false or iffy – GOP campaign ad overreaches on deeds by Ami Bera, Scott Jones

‘False and disgusting’ – Christy Jones defends husband in race with Ami Bera

Bee Capitol Bureau: 916-321-1199, @CapitolAlert

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