November 7, 2012

PETE STARK (D-CA) LOST, to his fellow Bay Area Democrat: “Stark, D-Fremont, won office 40 years ago by beating a seasoned Democratic incumbent whom he painted as out of touch with the times and his constituents — just as challenger Eric Swalwell, 31, a Dublin councilman and Alameda County prosecutor, described Stark, 80, this year in the newly drawn 15th Congressional District,” The San Jose Mercury reports. “At shortly after midnight, returns showed Swalwell leading Stark by about 6 percentage points.”

No word yet which of his former constituents’ answering machines Stark will call next to shout obscenities into.