Rep Ami Bera is a veteran at this–waiting on election night and days after (pictured taking oath of office in 2013).
In a repeat of his first term victory in 2012, election night ended with the race too close to call Tuesday in California’s District 7.
Bera trails Republican Doug Ose by 3011 votes, but county election officials estimate more than 100,000 mail-in ballots are still to be counted.
“Two years ago, we were tied on election night and we ended up winning by over 9,000 votes,” Bera told the Sacramento Bee. “And just like two years ago, our grassroots campaign was the largest of any Congressional race in the country, which is why I’m confident we will again come out on top once all the votes are counted.”
According to SF Gate, Ose has stopped short of declaring victory.