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Bera’s Father Released From Prison
California congressman’s dad caught illegally funneling $270,000 to his son’s campaign

Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., has maintained he didn’t know about his father’s illegal campaign funding scheme.. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Ami Bera’s father has been released from federal prison seven weeks before the end of his full sentence of a year and a day.

Babulal Bera was given credit for good behavior, a spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Prisons told The Associated Press, but will still check in with a probation officer for three years.

With California Race in Doubt, Jones Shows Up for Orientation
7th District race still not called with more than 90,000 votes left to count

Republican Scott Jones trails Rep. Ami Bera by 2,583 votes in California’s 7th District race. (Courtesy Sheriff Scott Jones for U.S. Congress)

Sometimes you need to go through what Corporate America calls the “onboarding process” even before you know whether you got the job.

Republican Scott Jones was at the orientation for newly elected House members Monday, even though he doesn’t yet know if he defeated Democratic Rep. Ami Bera in California’s 7th District.

NRCC Makes Democratic Candidates 'Nasty'
Facebook videos experiment with a different style

(NRCC Facebook)

Is your Facebook news feed full of “Tasty” videos showing you new recipes? Look out for “Nasty Cooking” videos showing you not only recipes, but gross ones paired with whom you should vote for.

The National Republican Congressional Committee rolled out Nasty Cooking on Facebook last week to poke fun at Democrats running for Congress.