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.
Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferisView all posts by Lisa Aliferis →