EAST BAY CONGRESSMEN WINS HIS 17TH TERM IN OFFICE
After defeating his Republican opponent with 74 percent of the vote, Rep. Pete Stark thanked his constituency Tuesday night at the Hayward Democratic headquarter wearing a fuschia tie dotted with peace signs. He spoke with the Lunatic Fringe Report:
LFR: Congratulations on returning to another term in office. What are some of the things you will be working on in the next two years?
Rep. Pete Stark: Health care. We're just going to be trying to get health care for everybody. Universal health care is my goal.
LFR:I'm not sure the Senate will get a filibuster-proof 60, but you'll have more in the House and now you have the president. What are the chances of something happening with health care?
Stark: They're good. I think they're great. I think it's one of the most important things right now with the economy turned down more people are losing their health care. It's very irritating. Probably one of the most urgent domestic issues.
LFR: Last question, Barack Obama is now the president-elect. What are you thoughts about the night?
Stark: It's a new beginning and a change in the direction of this country. I'm excited to go back to work with him.