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Doris Matsui (D)
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|Committees:||House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on Rules|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: N/a
Incumbent running: No
2012 candidates for CA-06
|Confirmed:||Doris Matsui, Joseph Mc Cray Sr|
|Possible:||None so far|
|Out:||None so far|
|(more info & editing for CA-06)|
Doris Okada Matsui, a Democrat, has represented the Fifth Congressional District of California in the U. S. House of Representatives since 2005. Matsui was elected in a March 2005 special election after her husband, Bob Matsui, died in office in January 2005. Bob Matsui had represented the district for 26 years.
Record and controversies
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Matsui voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.
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John Huang fundraising scandal
On December 28, 1996, the lead story on the front-page of The New York Times reported Matsui had been active in John Huang's efforts, called the Asian-Pacific American Working Group, to raise campaign donations from Asian Americans. This activity would have been illegal because of her White House position. While Matsui was friends with Huang, the administration denied she played any role in fund-raising and the Times, three years later, admitted it had made a mistake.
Norman Hsu campaign donations
Doris Matsui was born September 25, 1944 in a Japanese Internment Camp at Poston, Arizona and grew up in Dinuba, in California's Central Valley. She earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, where she met her husband Bob Matsui.
The Matsuis were early supporters of Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton's presidential campaign. When Clinton was elected, Doris Matsui served on his transition team. Following the inauguration, she was appointed deputy special assistant to the president and deputy director of public liaison, working under Alexis Herman. She served in the White House from 1993 to 1998.
After leaving government, Matsui was director of government relations for the law firm Colleen, Shannon, Scott, stepping down in 2005 to take her seat in Congress. President Clinton appointed her to the board of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in September 2000. Matsui also served on the boards of KVIE-TV and People for the American Way.
Matsui's husband, Bob, died from complications of myelodysplastic syndrome on January 1, 2005. With the support of national Democratic Party leaders, Doris Matsui quickly organized to buttonhole potential campaign contributors and clear the field of any serious rivals for the Democratic safe seat. She ultimately raised 27 times the campaign funds of her closest competitor. She was accused of improper land deals during the campaign, but with no strong opposition she won the March 8, 2005, special election with 71% of the vote. 
In 2006, the Republicans nominated Claire Yan, and the Green Party nominated Jeffrey Kravitz to face Matsui in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006)  Matsui retained her seat.
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Money in Politics
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|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Deutsche Telekom||$ 11,000|
|Siemens AG||$ 11,000|
|American Crystal Sugar||$ 10,000|
|Home Depot||$ 10,000|
|National Assn of Convenience Stores||$ 10,000|
|National Cable & Telecommunications Assn||$ 10,000|
|New York Life Insurance||$ 10,000|
|Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers||$ 10,000|
|Summit Foundation||$ 10,000|
|Vsp Holding Co||$ 9,400|
|Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.|
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
|Links to more campaign contribution information for Doris Matsui
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
|Fundraising profile:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
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- Revolving door profile for Doris Matsui from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Doris Matsui from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Doris Matsui from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and Affiliations
- House Committee on Energy and Commerce
- House Committee on Rules
Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Aviation
- Subcommitee on Highways, Transit & Pipelines
- House Committee on Rules
Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
More Background Data
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Articles and resources
- "Aide's role in raising cash denied". The Buffalo News. December 29, 1996. A1.
- "Editor's Note". The New York Times. March 22, 1999. A2.
- "Matsui foes critical of dealings". The Sacramento Bee. February 8, 2005.
- Thomas Oliphant. "Another victim is caught in the scandal machine." Boston Globe. September 16, 1997. A17.
- "Who's Who in President-elect Clinton's transition team". The Washington Post. November 13, 1992. A25.
- Tim Weiner and David E. Sanger. "Democrats Tried to Raise $7m from Asians in U.S." The New York Times. December 28, 1996. A1.
- John Wildermuth. "11 Challenge Matsui for Congress Seat". w:San Francisco Chronicle. February 27, 2005. B1.
Local blogs and discussion sites
Semantic data ()
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|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: Doris||Middle name: O.||Last name: Matsui|
|Party: D||State: CA||District:
06 District short: 6
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-7163||Fax: 202-225-0566||Website: http://matsui.house.gov||Webform email: https://forms.house.gov/matsui/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm|
|DC office: 2434 Rayburn House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: M001163||Votesmart ID: 28593||FEC ID: H6CA05195||Govtrack ID: 400663|
|CRP ID: N00027459||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: DorisMatsui|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Doris_Matsui||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/RepDorisMatsui||Senate class:|
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|First Elected to Current Office:
March 8, 2005
|First Took Current Office:
March 8, 2005
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Public Liaison
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Date of Birth: September 25, 1944
March 8, 2005