Ami Bera re-elected to U.S. Congress

November 21, 2014 12:07 am | Updated 12:07 am IST - WASHINGTON:

Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera has been re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in one of the closest congressional races from California.

More than two weeks after the Congressional elections on November 4, Mr. Bera led his Republican rival Doug Ose by a close margin of 1,432 votes.

“It’s been my honour serving this community as a doctor for the last 19 years. I am grateful I will have the opportunity to continue serving as the representative for California’s 7th Congressional District in Congress,” Mr. Bera (49) said in a statement.

Re-election of Mr. Bera, who was elected for the first time in 2012, has its own significance given that it was considered to be a Republican wave.

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