MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is married to Kathleen Matthews, a former local DC news anchor and executive at Marriot Hotels. She’s also a candidate for Congress, seeking the Maryland U.S. congressional seat being vacated by Democrat Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who is running for the state’s open Senate seat.
Matthews, a progressive Democrat, chose to run her first campaign ad on Fox News during the fiery first Republican debate. Her ad features the GOP field on television screens in the background, including a single-shot of Donald Trump.
“Watching the Republicans run for president makes me proud to be a Democrat,” Matthews says in her commercial’s opening. “Because our party stands up for working women, good wages, upward mobility, better health care — including the choices we have a right to make.”
“As the Republican debate shows, their policies undermine the middle class and divide America,” she continues.
“I’m Kathleen Matthews, Democrat for Congress, and I approve this message because, like you, I believe the real debate needs to be how to put families first.”