Ami Bera And Scott Jones Debate For California’s 7th Congressional District Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Democratic incumbent Ami Bera faced Republican challenger and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones in their only televised debate last night for the state’s 7th District. Jones faces an uphill battle against the establishment Democrat and has worked hard to differentiate himself from Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump. Both campaigns are mired in controversies, which have become the fodder of campaign ads and interviews. Politico’s California reporter David Siders was at last night’s debate and press conference; he joins us now with his analysis.