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News Release

Feb. 6, 2020

Burdick for Congress Wins Co-Endorsement
from Sacramento News & Review 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today the Sacramento News & Review came out and endorsed Jeff Burdick for Congress... and Ami Bera. Said the SNR Editorial Board: “Bera and Burdick are clearly the two most qualified of the five on the ballot... Just as Democrats are doing in the presidential primary, the district’s voters will decide whether they want a more moderate candidate or a more progressive one. It's a debate the party, and nation, need to have.”

The news weekly’s recommendation for Jeff to make the Top 2 would “set up an eight-month campaign to hash out their policy differences and qualifications.”

“I appreciate the Sacramento News & Review’s endorsement and their recognition that the 7th Congressional District [CA-7] is now solidly Democratic,” said Arden-Arcade resident and Caltrans information officer Jeff Burdick. “I also agree CA-7 voters need to closely compare my principles and policies against those of our party-straddling incumbent. Since CA-7 voters don’t get two votes in the primary and most incumbents are guaranteed a Top 2 slot, the only way to make this happen is to vote Burdick for Congress in the primary.”

A major difference between the two Democrats is Burdick has taken the most principled fundraising pledge in the nation: No PAC or corporate money, and accepting donations only from voters in the district. This is also a central tenet of his proposed nonpartisan Constitutional Amendment that would remove 80% of money from our federal elections.

Meanwhile, Bera has built his Congressional career on fully embracing corporate and outside-the-district donors. This election cycle, 87% has come from those sources. This includes his raising $150,000 from 69 corporate donors that have combined for more than $99 billion in fines and other penalties since 2000. Full details here.

“Voters need to know their elected representatives don’t have split loyalties. My principled fundraising pledge means when I say, ‘I wish to represent only the voters of the CA-7, funded only by the CA-7,’ voters know they can believe me,” Burdick said.

Burdick has also been endorsed by the JFK Democratic Club of Sacramento County; Town & Country Democrats; elected officials such as Michael Baker, Vice President, Two Rivers School District Board, and John Lenahan, President, Del Paso Water District Board; and more than a dozen Democratic delegates to the State Democratic Convention in November. 

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