Former Clinton Aide Announces Run For Waxman’s Seat

Matt Miller, a former aide to President Bill Clinton, on Friday announced a run for the House seat being given up by retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), according to Roll Call.

“I’m a proud Democrat; but too often, politicians in both parties care more about winning elections than solving problems,” Miller said in a statement. “We have to tackle huge challenges – from the runaway costs of college and health care, to the threats of climate change, the shortage of good jobs and internationally lagging schools. Getting serious about these challenges means embracing bold ideas – the kind of fresh thinking we aren’t likely to get from career politicians. I’m running for Congress because it’s time to expect more.”

Miller, who currently writes a weekly column for The Washington Post, is the third democrat to announce a bid for Waxman’s seat, in California’s 33rd District.

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