Doris Matsui to run for Congress
Doris Matsui is running to replace her late husband, Congressman Bob Matsui. I had the chance to meet Congressman Matsui a couple of times while volunteering with the DCCC. It's hard to believe he's gone.
Doris Matsui seems like an eminently qualified candidate. She will have a special voice, particularly on stem cell issues:
Matsui said stem cell research offers hope for the disease that caused her husband's death Jan. 1 pneumonia brought on by myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare form of bone marrow disease.More on her candidacy at the Sacramento Bee, the Hill. The primary is March 8, and a general election will take place May 3 if no candidate wins 50% in the primary.
"Now I have joined the ranks of the hundreds of thousands of Americans nationwide for whom this is personal," she said, criticizing Bush's limited federal funding of stem cell experiments.