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

Ami Bera, Scott Jones split over the death penalty in California

As California voters face two ballot measures this November to either abolish or speed up the death penalty, congressional candidates Ami Bera and Scott Jones disagreed on the right approach in California at their debate in California's 7th congre
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As California voters face two ballot measures this November to either abolish or speed up the death penalty, congressional candidates Ami Bera and Scott Jones disagreed on the right approach in California at their debate in California's 7th congre

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

In this video clip from Tuesday's debate between the 7th Congressional District candidates, Scott Jones denies allegations of sexual harassment; Ami Bera tells Jones "I don't believe you."

Babulal Bera gets one-year prison sentence for election fraud

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

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

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