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Congressional candidates agree to first formal debate

Congressional candidates agree to first formal debate

Sacramento, CA – Congressional candidates Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, and his Democratic challenger, Ami Bera, an Elk Grove doctor, have agreed to participate in a live debate at News 10 studios on Tuesday, Sept. 25.  It will be sponsored by The Sacramento Bee, News10 and Capital Public Radio, and will be the first formal debate between the candidates.

Each media outlet plans to stream the debate live at 3 p.m. on their individual websites. The next day, The Bee will publish a story in its Wednesday newspaper; News10 will air the debate at 9 a.m. and Capital Public Radio will broadcast it at 10 a.m. on “Insight.”

The 7th Congressional District is considered one of the most competitive and closely watched House races in the nation, with national party organizations and other outside groups expected to contribute substantially to their respective candidates.

Sacramento County Primary Elections June 5

Sacramento County Primary Elections June 5

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Sharon Ito's blog: Congressional candidate Ami Bera's turn

Sharon Ito's blog: Democratic congressional candidate Dr. Ami Bera brought a congenial style to his studio interview on News10 at 9 a.m., though the last campaign with Republican incumbent Dan Lungren was a bruiser.

The way Lungren remembered it when he was our show the week before, Bera's campaign was "mostly attacks." Bera told us there were "attacks on both sides," but like Lungren he wants a higher level of dialogue this time around. Maybe when the men debate on our show in the coming months, we'll see a civil exchange. Their ad campaigns may be a different story.

This is a high profile and highly competitive race; both parties are heavily invested in this election since it could change the balance of power in the House. The 7th Congressional District has been redrawn and includes a greater swath of Elk Grove, and as a result leans more independent and democratic.

Sharon Ito's blog: Lungren on Gingrich, drilling, and Bera


With Dan Lungren’s rematch opponent, democrat Dr. Ami Bera, appearing on Monday’s (March 19) talk show News10@9,  I want to recap last Monday’s conversation with the congressman.  


On the GOP presidential race, Lungren said he’s endorsing his former House of Representatives colleague Newt Gingrich.  “I’m realistic, I know it’s a long shot,” he told us.  


Friends of Cordova Parks, Inc. seeks board applicants

Friends of Cordova Parks, Inc. seeks board applicants

Friends of Cordova Parks, Inc., a 501c3, is seeking civic minded applicants for its Board of Directors.  Individuals who have a passion for the vital role parks and recreation play in a healthy community are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, reside within the boundaries of the Cordova Recreation and Park District, and be willing to commit to a least a one year term.

Friends of Cordova Parks, Inc. promotes and supports recreation activities, park improvements, facility use, and cultural well being of the community within the boundaries of the Cordova Recreation and Park District.  Cordova Recreation and Park District is an independent special district serving the City of Rancho Cordova, Mather, Gold River, Anatolia, Stone Creek, Larchmont, and Rosemont communities.   The Friends of Cordova Parks, Inc.

Rancho Cordova luncheon with Mayor McGarvey

Join the Cordova Community Council and Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce for "The Year Ahead" Rancho Cordova luncheon with Mayor Bob McGarvey.  

Mayor McGarvey will share his hopes and plans for the year ahead, while the Chamber tells us what it has in store for 2011, and the Cordova Community Council unveils another great year of community events. 

When: Friday, Jan. 21 from 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m. 
Where: American River Room
            Rancho Cordova City Hall
            2729 Prospect Park Drive

Lunch is $12 for members, $15 for non-members.
To RSVP, contact Shelly Blanchard, Cordova Community Council Executive Director, at shelly@cordovacouncil.org or call 273-5704.