Matthews voted interim chair of Maryland Democratic Party

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - (AP) - 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.

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