Congressman Ami Bera Endorses Jessica Morse for Congress

Tom McClintock's own Congressman sides with Morse over who can best represent community


Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
Makaiah Mohler, (530) 913-3242,
Anthony Kusich, (916) 288-2228,

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Today Dr. Ami Bera, who represents the neighboring 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House, endorsed Jessica Morse in her campaign against Rep. Tom McClintock. The 7th district includes communities in eastern Sacramento County that were in prior iterations of the 4th district before redistricting. Notably, McClintock does not live in the community he represents in Washington, instead residing in Elk Grove in the 7th district – which means that McClintock's own Congressman is Dr. Bera.
"Jessica Morse has committed her life to public service, first as a civilian standing side-by-side with our troops before becoming an adviser to the U.S. Pacific Command," said Bera. "I'm excited to endorse her because I know she will bring both her devotion to public service and her deep personal ties as a fifth-generation Northern Californian to Congress to fight for the people of California's 4th district."

"It is an honor to receive the support of Dr. Bera, who knows the hard work it takes to be an effective advocate for the community he represents," said Morse. "I look forward to working with him throughout this campaign on our shared priorities of growing our economy, protecting access to affordable healthcare, and working across the aisle to get things done." 

Last week Morse announced that she raised over $520,000 in the second quarter of 2018, which follows her fundraising leads in every quarter of the campaign thus far, and stands as the most raised by any McClintock opponent since his first race in 2008. Additionally, McClintock's 51.8% showing in the June primary is the lowest total he's ever received in a primary election in the 4th district, pointing to his vulnerability in the general election. Every major national political forecaster has put the 4th Congressional District race on the competitive watchlist, with Inside Elections, the Cook Political Report, UVA's Crystal Ball, and CNN all moving the seat out of the "Safe Republican" category .