Re-election of Bera, who was elected for the first time in 2012, has its own significance given that it was considered to be a Republican wave.
Not only this, Republicans had pumped in quite a substantial amount of money against Bera and that his challenger was a three-term Congressman. "I want to make one thing clear: real success in life is not something to be demonized or looked down upon. No amount of TV or radio will ever change that," Bera said.
"With a good education, hard work, investing in your own future, and chasing your dreams - a person can achieve real success. I regret that one of the themes in this election appears to have been that successful people by the very nature of their success are unworthy of elective office. "In fact, people who are successful in the private sector are exactly the people we want to step forward and run for public office," he said.
Former President Bill Clinton had campaigned for him and First Lady Michelle Obama had phone calls seeking votes in his favor.
Bera is only the third ever Indian-American to be elected to the House of Representatives.