Costa and Bera win California congressional seats

The most expensive congressional race in the nation ended Wednesday with no change: Democratic Rep. Ami Bera was re-elected to the Sacramento-area seat he wrested from Republican control just two years ago. Bera edged out his Republican opponent, former Congressman Doug Ose, by a little more than 1,400 votes out of 183,000 ballots cast. The final margin was 50.4 percent to 49.6 percent. Earlier in the day, Democratic Rep. Jim Costa won a sixth term to his San Joaquin Valley district after a low-turnout contest that was much tighter than expected and that neither party had targeted. They were the last of the House races to be decided in California, which has the nation’s largest congressional delegation at 53 seats. <more>

Nov. 19, 2014 AP