Kathleen Matthews Voted Interim Chair of Maryland Democratic Party

The Maryland Democratic Party has elected Kathleen Matthews to be the interim party chair.

The party voted for the Montgomery County resident Wednesday night.

Matthews is a former local television anchor who is married to MSNBC's "Hardball" host Chris Matthews. She ran in last year's primary for the 8th Congressional District, a race that was won by Rep. Jamie Raskin.

Matthews replaces outgoing chairman Bruce Poole, who served for two years.

The party will elect a chair to a four-year term in May.

Raskin won 34 percent of the vote in the Democratic race for the 8th Congressional District seat. David Trone came in second, with 27 percent. Kathleen Matthews placed third, with 24 percent of the vote.

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