7th Congressional District Debate

WEDNESDAY, 7 P.M. Capital Public Radio broadcasts a live debate between Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and Republican Doug Ose, candidates for the 7th Congressional District.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Permalink

District 7 Candidates Ami Bera And Doug Ose Face Off In Only Scheduled Debate


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One of the most closely watched congressional races in the country during this year's election is playing out in the Sacramento region.

Candidates for the 7th congressional district seat, Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and Republican challenger Doug Ose faced off in their only scheduled debate leading up to the November election. District 7 stretches from Folsom to Elk Grove.

The debate took place in the KVIE-TV studios and was co-sponsored by Capital Public Radio, KVIE, the Sacramento Bee, the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State, Folsom Lake College and the Los Rios Community College District.

Following the debate,  Insight aired a live one-hour analysis program hosted by Beth Ruyak and featuring Political Junkie Ken Rudin, who has analyzed every congressional race in the nation since 1984. Beth and Ken also interviewed each candidate after the debate.

Earlier in the day, the Political Junkie Ken Rudin was part of a Debate Watch 101 panel at Folsom Lake College. Listen to his thoughts on the race below:

Debate Watch 101 Full audio:

Schedule of Events:

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7th Congressional District Debate

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Ami Bera And Doug Ose Go Head To Head In Debate

    October 9, 2014

    Democratic Representative Ami Bera faced Republican challenger Doug Ose in the first and only debate for the 7th Congressional District seat. Last night the two sparred over such issues as health care, the economy and immigration.

  • Storify: Ami Bera, Doug Ose Debate

    October 8, 2014

    CapRadio compiled the event through the eyes of social media, including events leading up to the only scheduled debate between Rep. Ami Bera and challenger Doug Ose, through the post-debate analysis.