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Barbara Boxer, Peter Franchot backing Kathleen Matthews in 8th District race

Barbara Boxer, Peter Franchot backing Kathleen Matthews in 8th District race

Kathleen Matthews' campaign for the 8th Congressional District picked up several high-profile endorsements on Monday, including two U.S. senators, the Maryland comptroller and a former lieutenant governor.

Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer of California and Edward Markey of Massachusetts announced Monday they are supporting Matthews, a former television news anchor and Marriott executive who splashed onto the state's political scene this year when incumbent Rep. Chris Van Hollen announced his campaign for Senate.

Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot and former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend -- who briefly considered running for office this year -- also said...

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