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Pete Stark cries ‘uncle,’ apologizes for bribery smear

Thursday, April 19, 2012

imageThe Fremont Democrat caused a stir last week when he accused his Democratic congressional challenger, Dublin City Councilman Eric Swalwell, of accepting “hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.” Swalwell called it outrageous and demanded an apology. Stark resisted. Then yesterday Swalwell announced he’d hired a well-known defamation lawyer and . . . voila!, a Stark apology.

Add: Stark now says he “misspoke.” Swalwell isn’t buying it. He tells the Mercury News: “He flat-out lied to the voters and about my voting record and accusing me of a crime.”
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