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Pete Stark is feeling some heat

Original post made by Tim Hunt, Castlewood, on Apr 19, 2012

Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark may be feeling the heat in the primary challenge from Dublin City Councilman Eric Swalwell in the newly drawn district lines for the 15th Congressional District that includes the Livermore Valley as well as most of Alameda County south of San Leandro.

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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Apr 19, 2012 at 8:41 am

SteveP is a registered user.

The fact that the voters in this are keep re-electing this senile, old fossil says more about the voters than it does about this arrogant jerk.
At 80, even if he is back in office he won't finish out another term (above ground), so there is a change to look forward to, one way or another. Even a moderate democrat would be better than this guy....

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Posted by Elizabeth Dallmann
a resident of Mohr Park
on Apr 19, 2012 at 8:55 am

I'll have to say that Eric Swalwell has impressed me by already doing personal door-to-door meet & greets. He is local and took time to connect with his possible constiuents in a way Mr. Stark never has. Swalwell also has some connections having worked with Mr. McNerny's staff, so he understands some of the way federal politics works, without being a total insider. Absentee Representatives never do a community any good. Thanks Tim for a good article - as always.

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Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm

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First of all, Pete Stark is someone that has to go. I might add that I say this as a lifelong Democrat.

But, SteveP, age is not the issue and using terms like "old fossil" speaks more of you then him.

He makes me cringe not because of his age but hit mud slinging, lousy apologies and that he doesn't even live here.

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Posted by Casanova_Frankenstein
a resident of Old Towne
on Apr 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

Casanova_Frankenstein is a registered user.

It is I, Casanova Frankenstein!

Hey amigos, you know who's REALLY feeling the heat? Me. This story makes me feel warm all over. And a little tingly in places, too.

PS. Don't forget to register for the Forums! It makes everything you say legit!!