Doctor Tops $600,000 in Campaign to Oust Lungren

Posted October 14, 2009 at 12:10pm

California House candidate Dr. Ami Bera kept up his blistering fundraising pace in the third quarter, raising $335,000 for his campaign to unseat Republican Rep. Dan Lungren.

Bera ended the quarter with $586,000 cash-on-hand.

The physician and one-time chief medical officer for Sacramento County made a splash in July when he announced he had raised more than $288,000 in his first quarter of fundraising, ranking him seventh among House challengers nationally.

Aside from a $4,800 contribution from the candidate, the funds have come almost entirely from individual donors.