Congress Speculating over Matsui Replacement

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(Sacramento, CA)
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