Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Ami Bera leading Dan Lungren in fundraising for Galt congressional seat

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Ami Bera

Dan Lungren

Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 10:37 am, Sat Oct 30, 2010.

Third Congressional District challenger Ami Bera has raised $2.1 million, which amounts to $1 million more than incumbent Republican Dan Lungren as of Sept. 30, according to the Federal Election Commission.

Moreover, Bera poured $125,000 of his own money last week to beef up a last-minute attack.

Lungren, a veteran Republican congressman from Gold River who has served the Galt area for six years, is facing a stiff challenge from Bera, an Elk Grove physician.

In addition to Galt, the sprawling district covers eastern Sacramento County suburbs, parts of Yolo County and all of Amador, Calaveras and Alpine counties.

Though Galt is part of the district, little money from the city has gone toward the congressional campaign, according to FEC figures.

More than 3,300 individuals have contributed to Bera's campaign, according to his campaign office.

Some major contributors to Lungren's campaign include the California Farm Bureau Fund to Protect the Family Farm with $8,954, Chevron Employees PAC with $10,000, and former Republican Gov. George Deukmejian with $750.

Other major contributors to Lungren include several giving $10,000 — Surewest Communications, Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Comcast PAC, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, Real Estate Roundtable PAC and the New York Life Insurance PAC. Additionally, the president and CEO of Raley's, William Coyne, contributed $4,800.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists