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Several incumbents cruised while former Congressman Doug Ose secured a chance to take on Rep. Ami Bera in Sacramento-area congressional contests Tuesday night.

Following are the results from races to represent the Sacramento region in Congress, with 100 percent of precincts reporting but thousands of provisional and mail ballots still to count:

1st Congressional District

Incumbent Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale, had an easy first-place finish over runner-up and Democrat Heidi Hall, securing 53.1 percent of the vote to Hall's 30.4 percent.

3rd Congressional District

Incumbent Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, and Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Marysville, will face off in November. Garamendi ran up a nearly double-digit margin, securing 54.6 percent against Logue's 45.4 percent.

4th Congressional District

No drama over who finished first, with Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, claiming the top spot with 55.5 percent of the vote. Art Moore, a more moderate Republican, held a narrow lead for second place with 22.8 percent of the vote.

6th Congressional District

As with McClintock, no trouble for the incumbent: Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, piled up a big margin over Republican challenger Joseph McCray, winning 73.4 percent compared to McCray's 26.6 percent.

7th Congressional District

The most competitive of these races. Bera, the first-term incumbent and a top target of national Republicans, will face off against Ose in November. Falling short were Republicans Igor Berman and Elizabeth Emken. Bera got earned 47 percent of the vote while Ose's slice of the split Republican vote was 26.8 percent.

9th Congressional District

Another unambiguous first-place incumbent finish, here for Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Antioch. His November opponent will be Republican Tony Amador. McNerney won 50.4 percent of the vote, double Amador's 25.2 percent.

PHOTO: Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, is seen in his Longworth Building office in the U.S. Capitol complex on February 11, 2014. MCT/J.M. Eddins, Jr.


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