Bill Clinton aids vulnerable California Democrats

Oct 29, 2014 11:03 AM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is coming to the aid of two California Democrats who face tough congressional re-election contests next Tuesday.

Clinton will hold get-out-the-vote events Wednesday in Oxnard and Davis.

He'll appear with Rep. Julia Brownley in Oxnard and then with Rep. Ami Bera at the University of California, Davis.

Brownley is up against Afghanistan war veteran and local prosecutor Jeff Gorell, a moderate former state lawmaker, in the fight for the Ventura County seat.

In suburban Sacramento, Bera is in one of the closest and most expensive congressional races in the country. He is facing former Rep. Doug Ose in a district Bera won by just 2 percentage points in 2012.

Clinton is a prized surrogate for Democrats in swing districts who need help motivating voters.

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