Bera, Cooper lead in early vote tallies as many ballots remain uncounted in Sacramento County

Democrats Representative Dr. Ami Bera and California Assemblymember Jim Cooper are leading their respective races as they both seek reelection this November.

According to Sacramento County totals, Bera, who represents California's 7th Congressional District all of which is in Sacramento County, has captured 45-percent of the 89,581 vote counted so far. In second place is Republican Buzz Patterson with 37-percent; Republican Jon Ivy with seven-percent, Democrat Jeff Burdick wiht six-percent, and Chris Richardson of the Green Party with two-percent.   

In the race for California's 9th Assembly District, according to the California Secretary of State Cooper has 42-percent of  45,669 votes counted in Sacramento and San Joaquin counties; Republican Eric Rigard has 35-percent, and Democrat Tracie Stafford 20-percent.

A Stafford campaign representative said although Stafford is in third place, they expect as more of the late votes are counted, she will overtake Rigard for second place. Sacramento County, where the majority of 9th District and Democratic voters reside, will update vote tallies at 4 p.m. today.    

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