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Nice Guy Charles Djou Takes Some Shots at His Opponents



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As noted yesterday, a Honolulu Advertiser poll puts Charles Djou up by 8 in a highly competitive three-way race in Hawaii’s 1st district special election.

And now he’s got another ad up:

I keep hearing the argument that “even if Djou wins, the Democrat is sure to beat him in November.” I’m not so sure. It appears the only congressman from Hawaii to involuntarily lose office was Neil Abercrombie, when he won a special election while losing a primary in 1986 (and he won the seat back in 1990). The rest have retired to run for other office, retired entirely, or died in office. If Djou gets in, I think he’s got a good shot of proving he’s a non-scary Republican who can represent the district well.


Tags: Charles Djou , Colleen Hanabusa , Ed Case


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