Congress Speculating over Matsui Replacement
Speculation has already begun over who may represent Sacramento in Congress following the death of Democrat Bob Matsui.
Monday, January 3, 2005
Matsui’s sudden passing late Saturday in Washington leaves a huge political void in Sacramento. Although a funeral is still days away, behind-the-scenes political jockeying has already begun. The first step in electing a new House representative must be taken by Governor Schwarzenegger. Margita Thompson is his press secretary. CUT: MargitaMarsui07 :07 Political analyst Tony Quinn says an open primary for the seat is likely in mid-March. Quinn says there’s precedent to support electing Doris Matsui to replace her husband. CUT: QuinnWidow07 :07 Other local Democratic powerhouses, including former Assemblyman Darrell Steinberg and state Senator Debra Ortiz have been mentioned as possible candidates. SOC