Politics

California: Race Pits Phil Donahue Against Barney Frank

Former TV talk-show host Phil Donahue is headlining a fundraiser on Capitol Hill tonight for 2nd district candidate Norman Solomon.

Reps. John Conyers (Mich.) and Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) are hosting the 6 p.m. event at the Mott House on Maryland Avenue Northeast. Minimum contributions are $100.

Meanwhile, state Assemblyman Jared Huffman, the leading Democrat vying for the seat, announced on Wednesday the endorsement of Rep. Barney Frank (Mass.). Frank will join Huffman on May 6 for two events in Marin and Sonoma counties.

Twelve Members, as well as Sen. Dianne Feinstein, have already endorsed Huffman.