Former Republican Rep.
In 2012, Bera defeated longtime Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Gold River) for the district in the suburbs east of Sacramento, and
Voter registration is nearly evenly divided between Democrats (39%) and Republicans (37%), with 19% of voters unaffiliated with a political party, according to the secretary of state.
Ose, a Republican businessman, held a seat in a previous district from 1999 to 2005, when he decided not to seek reelection and was succeeded by Lungren.
He was scheduled to announce his run -- in a district that covers about 70% of his former territory -- on the John McGinness radio show, on KFBK AM 1530, in Sacramento.