• Chris Matthews’ Wife Running For Congress As Democrat

    The wife of MSNBC personality Chris Matthews, Kathleen Matthews, launched her candidacy for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District seat on Wednesday.

    Matthews, seeking to replace Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) who is running for Senate, is vowing to fight for liberal causes, including abortion rights, raising the minimum wage, and equal pay for women.

    Matthews is a former local news anchor. She most recently served as an executive for Marriott Hotels but stepped down from that position last month as she geared up for the House race.

    Matthews has never run for elected office before and faces a deep field of experienced state-level Democratic officals seeking to replace Van Hollen in the primary. Yet, her name recognition and her family’s deep political ties could help her stand apart from the huge field of.

    Maryland Dels. Kumar Barve and Ana Sol Gutierrez are in the race so far, along with Will Jawando, a former aide to President Obama, and state Sen. Jamie Raskin.

    A handful of other Maryland delegates and county officials are also believed to be eyeing the race in a safe Democratic district.

    Van Hollen cannot run for reelection to the House because he is seeking the Senate vacated by the retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.). Maryland law prevents candidates from running for both.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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