My congressman, Pete Stark, might lose in November – to another Democrat.
Because of California’s new strange primary election rules, the winners on Tuesday were two Democrats. Pete Stark, the incumbent who has been in office for 40 years and who is 80 years old got 42%. Eric Swalwell came in second with 36%. The Republican came in third with 22%,
This is a very Democratic district so in the past it was a foregone conclusion that whoever won the Democratic primary would win the general election. And that would be Stark. But now he’s in a real race. And frankly, I think that’s a good thing. This area could use some new representation but I could never vote for a Republican.