|Elections in California|
On March 8, 2005, a special election was held in the California's 5th congressional district to choose a U.S. Representative to replace Bob Matsui, who had died of pneumonia shortly after being re-elected in the 2004 elections. Matsui's wife, Doris, was quickly able to win support from the Democratic Party officials, and ended up winning over two-thirds of the vote in the special primary election, meaning a run-off would not be needed.
|Peace and Freedom||John Reiger||286||0.34|
|Democratic||Lara Shapiro (write-in)||6||0.01|
|Invalid or blank votes||637||0.77|