Anna Eshoo

Matthews announces support of female lawmakers

Matthews announces support of female lawmakers

A half dozen female lawmakers are hosting a fundraiser for Kathleen Matthews' bid for Congress, an event her campaign hopes will underscore the former journalist's pitch to women voters.

Democratic Reps. Cheri Bustos of Illinois -- also a former journalist -- Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, Debbie Dingell of Michigan, Anna Eshoo of California, Lois Frankel of Florida, and Ann McLane Kuster of New Hampshire are organizing the event tomorrow for Matthews.

"Congress needs members who have balanced work and family and who know how to get things done," Eshoo said in a statement released by the Matthews campaign. "Kathleen knows how and she'll be effective on day...