"I wish I had enough expense allowance to get one of those new S's that Solyndra's going to make down there - the electric car," Stark said in a Saturday report by the San Francisco Chronicle, after being asked about the defunct solar energy company. "They run $60,000 to $90,000."
The 80-year old Democrat's comments came as he seeks a 21st term in Congress. Stark's comments aren't the first that have raised eyebrows and caught attention lately.
In April, during a debate for the Democratic nomination accused opponent Eric Swalwell of taking bribes in the "hundreds of thousands of dollars." Stark also accused a conservative Chronicle columnist of giving money to Swalwell's campaign. In both cases Stark has had to walk back the remarks.