Dan Lungren has conceded California’s 7th Congressional District to challenger Dr. Ami Bera.
Thursday night both the Associated Press and others called the close race for Bera; initially Lungren’s campaign said they were not conceding.
Friday afternoon, Lungren sent an email to supporters saying he was “satisfied that enough votes have been counted to determine that I will not be representing the citizens of the 7th Congressional District during the 113th Congress.”
Both Lungren and Bera were in Washington, D.C. this week for new representative orientation, an event which Lungren helped organize.
Lungren served 18 years in the House of Representatives.