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bera.jpgAccording to the National Republican Congressional Committee, Rep. Ami Bera will be held accountable next year for putting the interests of big business ahead of voters.

In Illinois.

But Bera's constituents in Sacramento shouldn't worry: California may have redrawn its congressional districts, but they remain within the state.

On Thursday, the GOP's House of Representatives campaign arm sent out separate, but largely identical attacks blasting 13 House Democrats it considers vulnerable in next year's elections. including Bera, for voting Wednesday to delay President Barack Obama's health-care law for employers, but not for everyone else.

The NRCC's blast, a type of cookie-cutter communication regularly employed by both parties, are headlined "(Member of Congress) doesn't think you're good enough," and explains that "(Member of Congress) supports giving big business delay from Obamacare, but not (State) families.

"He should be ashamed of himself," it continues. "In 2014, Illinois voters will know that Ami Bera would rather help big business than help them."


Another release said Rep. Suzan DelBene of Washington state should be ashamed of how she's representing Illinois voters in Congress.

Andrea Bozek, a spokeswoman for the NRCC, attributed the mistake to a typo.

PHOTO: Democratic congressional candidate Ami Bera talks to campaign supporters during a press conference on women's health issues on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The Sacramento Bee/Lezlie Sterling


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