She's running for Waxman's seat, as an independent.
I find this scary-her blissed-out followers are very supportive, and don't like to see their high priestess insulted. I made a negative comment about her on DU regarding her endorsement of a congressional candidate in Michigan and one of her fans was not pleased (I stated that the candidate shouldn't hang out so much with such an ethically challenged woman). One of her fanatic followers jumped on me for implying that Marianne has questionable ethics.
She'll have Oprah's support. She'll probably have the support of Steven Tyler, too, but Joe Perry will make fun of him for it.