You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Public Radio Host Matt Miller to Run for Henry Waxman’s House Seat

Matt Miller, co-host of the public radio program “Left, Right & Center” on KCRW in Santa Monica, said on Friday that he would run for the westside Los Angeles congressional seat held by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), pictured above, who announced his retirement last month.

The coastal district is heavily Democratic, with a pool of entertainment industry donors that draws politicians throughout the country for fundraising events.

Miller joins former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel and California State Sen. Ted Lieu as Democrats in the race, Marianne Williamson and Brent Roske running as independents and Elan Carr running as a Republican.

“The fact is, Congressman Waxman has been the exception to the rule in Washington,” Miller wrote in announcing his candidacy. “I’m a proud Democrat; but too often, politicians in both parties care more about winning elections than solving problems. Yes, we must stop the Tea Party and its reckless agenda. But we also have to tackle huge challenges – from the runaway costs of college and health care to the threat of climate change, the shortage of good jobs and internationally lagging schools. This means embracing bold ideas – not career politicians who pretend to take action while changing little that matters.”

Miller was a senior adviser in the White House Office of Management and Budget under President Bill Clinton. He serves as moderator of “Left, Right & Center,” which airs each Friday.

More Biz

  • Hand out image - Free of

    Philanthropy at the Core of Scooter Braun's Business

    Matt Miller, co-host of the public radio program “Left, Right & Center” on KCRW in Santa Monica, said on Friday that he would run for the westside Los Angeles congressional seat held by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), pictured above, who announced his retirement last month. The coastal district is heavily Democratic, with a pool of […]

  • Jeremy Piven

    'Entourage' Extra Claims Jeremy Piven Assaulted Her in New Allegation

    Matt Miller, co-host of the public radio program “Left, Right & Center” on KCRW in Santa Monica, said on Friday that he would run for the westside Los Angeles congressional seat held by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), pictured above, who announced his retirement last month. The coastal district is heavily Democratic, with a pool of […]

  • This, photo shows the 21st Century

    Comcast, Disney Keep Focus on 21st Century Fox Assets Despite AT&T-Time Warner Battle

    Matt Miller, co-host of the public radio program “Left, Right & Center” on KCRW in Santa Monica, said on Friday that he would run for the westside Los Angeles congressional seat held by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), pictured above, who announced his retirement last month. The coastal district is heavily Democratic, with a pool of […]

  • Scorpion-cbs TV Show

    How Scooter Braun Turned Luck With First Series 'Scorpion' Into Prolific TV Business

    Matt Miller, co-host of the public radio program “Left, Right & Center” on KCRW in Santa Monica, said on Friday that he would run for the westside Los Angeles congressional seat held by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), pictured above, who announced his retirement last month. The coastal district is heavily Democratic, with a pool of […]

  • Peter Thiel

    Billionaire Peter Thiel Sells Majority of Facebook Stake, Pocketing $29 Million

    Matt Miller, co-host of the public radio program “Left, Right & Center” on KCRW in Santa Monica, said on Friday that he would run for the westside Los Angeles congressional seat held by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), pictured above, who announced his retirement last month. The coastal district is heavily Democratic, with a pool of […]

  • Justin Bieber Ariana Grande Kanye West

    From Ariana to Watt: Catching Up With Scooter Braun's 20 Clients as SB Projects Turns 10

    Matt Miller, co-host of the public radio program “Left, Right & Center” on KCRW in Santa Monica, said on Friday that he would run for the westside Los Angeles congressional seat held by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), pictured above, who announced his retirement last month. The coastal district is heavily Democratic, with a pool of […]

  • Scooter Braun Team

    Meet the Six Key Execs Who Help Scooter Braun Care for Roster of Clients

    Matt Miller, co-host of the public radio program “Left, Right & Center” on KCRW in Santa Monica, said on Friday that he would run for the westside Los Angeles congressional seat held by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), pictured above, who announced his retirement last month. The coastal district is heavily Democratic, with a pool of […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content