Sacramento, CA – Congressional candidates Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, and his Democratic challenger, Ami Bera, an Elk Grove doctor, have agreed to participate in a live debate at News 10 studios on Tuesday, Sept. 25. It will be sponsored by The Sacramento Bee, News10 and Capital Public Radio, and will be the first formal debate between the candidates.
Each media outlet plans to stream the debate live at 3 p.m. on their individual websites. The next day, The Bee will publish a story in its Wednesday newspaper; News10 will air the debate at 9 a.m. and Capital Public Radio will broadcast it at 10 a.m. on “Insight.”
The 7th Congressional District is considered one of the most competitive and closely watched House races in the nation, with national party organizations and other outside groups expected to contribute substantially to their respective candidates.