District Profile: Amid Legal Scandals, California 7th District House Race Heats Up

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In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, incumbent Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., takes part in a debate in Sacramento, California.(Jose Luis Villegas/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)

In 2014, Democratic Congressman Ami Bera won the race in California’s 7th District in one of the most expensive House races ever, narrowly edging out Republican challenger Doug Ose.

This year, the race there is shaping up to be equally interesting, with legal scandals emerging for both Bera and his Republican opponent, Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Capital Public Radio’s Bob Moffitt about the issues that matter most to voters in the Sacramento-area district.

Hear more from Here & Now‘s district profile series.


Bob Moffitt, Sacramento region reporter at Capital Public Radio. He tweets @BobMoffitt.

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