Quick Read: Stark Drops Another Election Bombshell

This piece summarizes some ups-and-downs of what may be the “most bizarre congressional race in California.” Pete Stark, a 20-term incumbent is challenged by fellow Democrat Eric Swalwell. It’s Democrat vs. Democrat due to the new “Top Two” primary system.


Stark, who is seeking his 21st term, has been forced to issue public apologies for puzzling moves such as falsely accusing Swalwell, also a Democrat, of accepting what he said were “hundreds of thousands” of dollars in bribes, and wrongly insisting that a conservative columnist for The Chronicle made political donations to his rival.

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