House candidate Ami Bera, one of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s favorite recruits, announced Wednesday that he raised $230,000 in the first quarter. Bera is planning to run for a second time against Rep. Dan Lungren in California’s 3rd district. Lungren narrowly pulled out a victory in a good year for Republicans.
Bera’s campaign said the donations came from more than 600 people, with 94 percent of them from the Golden State.
“It’s clear to me that the community is frustrated with what’s going on in Washington DC, and is looking for new representation that will be a voice for the forgotten middle class,” Bera said in the statement.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.