Thinking Ahead to Hawaii's Primaries . . .
A Campaign Spot reader in Hawaii who is tuned in to local political circles checks in on Sen. Daniel Akaka’s retirement:
Lots going on in the state right now that is going to make voters yearn for the days …
The Lead Is Buried, Which Seems Appropriate Close to Halloween.
Odd. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser seems to think the news out of their poll is that both gubernatorial candidates are rated favorably by a majority of voters. Down in the fifth paragraph, they mention Democrat Neil Abercrombie is ahead, 51 percent to 43 …
Djou Not Underestimate the Newest House Republican
This fits in with a recent pattern that has mostly featured GOP challengers to incumbent House Democrats.
Just two-and-a-half months after winning his special election in HI-01, a new poll from Rep. Charles Djou’s (R) camp shows he starts …
Who's the Most Vulnerable House Incumbent?
Democrats currently hold 35 of the 40 seats deemed most likely to flip on this list assembled by the good folks at National Journal.
Charles Djou, the newest House Republican, is ranked 13th, which is farther from the top than I expected. …
Doubts About Whether the Hawaiian Democrats' Civil War Will End
Democrats reassure themselves, “Sure, Charles Djou took 40 percent in a three-way race in a special election for Hawaii’s 1st congressional district, but we’ve got that seat in our back pocket come November.”
Charlie Cook isn’t so sure:
The DCCC Knows No Shame, No Remorse, No Corrections
Mark Critz, the Democrat running in Pennsylvania’s special House election, apologized for misstating the position of his rival, Tim Burns, on the flat tax and a national sales tax:
But DCCC knows no shame. They’re running a new …
Djou Leads Early Voting With 45 Percent
New polling mocks my nagging doubts expressed below:
More than half the respondents — 52.6 percent — had already voted. And of that group, Djou got 45 percent of the vote, one reason it’s so difficult to imagine trends changing in …
For a Democratic District, This Place Votes for a Lot of Republicans
Oh, we don’t need to worry about Charles Djou, Democrats think. It’s a heavily Democratic district, and even if he wins in a three-way race, he’s toast in November.
Er, maybe not:
The Republican candidate for governor …
Nice Guy Charles Djou Takes Some Shots at His Opponents
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 …
Finally, They Tossed Out That Classy, Polite, Dignified Incumbent!
I collapsed into bed at roughly 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, and awoke, groggily, some hours later to find that Rep. Charles Djou, Republican of Hawaii elected in a special three-way election earlier this year, had been defeated.
I recognize that …
Mostly Good News for GOP in 10 New House Race Polls
The Hill unveils poll results in ten House districts, mostly open seat races:
Tennessee 8: D: Roy Herron, 37 percent; R: Stephen Fincher, 47 percent
Washington 3: D: Denny Heck, 40 percent; R: Jaime Herrera, 42 percent
Arkansas 1: D: Chad Causey, 34 percent; R: Rick Crawford, 46 percent
House Democrats, Whistling Past the Graveyard
I chuckled when I read this by Moe Lane, because I’ve had similar thoughts:
At the end of July 2006, I remember being . . . fairly optimistic about the Congressional elections. Oh, I knew that there were going to be problems. It …
Case Closed: Ed Takes a Pass on Another Run in Hawaii
The “civil war” among Hawaii Democrats ends later than the party would have liked, but earlier than many expected:
By slipping out of a fight between state Sen. Colleen Hanabusa and former U.S. Rep. Ed Case, Hawaii’s Democrats …
I Said He Could Djou This, and He Did It!
In a unique set of circumstances — two major Democrats on the ballot, and only one Republican — the GOP’s Charles Djou wins the special House election in Hawaii’s 1st congressional district. It is not a surprise, but …
Can Either Democrat Catch Up in Hawaii? The Math Is Tough
One of my readers in Hawaii is plugged into the local political scene, and he sent two updates recently on the special election:
Convinced that [Colleen] Hanabusa cannot win the special, the [Sen. Daniel] Inouye/Democratic Machine has decided to …
Do Djou and Burns Have Enough Gas in the Tank?
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s retreat from Hawaii is a nice omen for Republican Charles Djou, who is running against two Democrats, Colleen Hanabusa and Ed Case. But the voting in this race is still going on, and I …
Djou You Want an On-the-Ground Report From Hawaii?
A reader in Hawaii who’s a fan of Campaign Spot and Hugh Hewitt gives a report from on the ground:
Two public workers unions (UPW — United Public Workers Union, and the HSTA — Teacher’s Union) went …
Djou or Djou Not; There Is No Try.
In Hawaii’s 1st congressional district, ballots for the vote-by-mail special elections arrive today. Greeting Honolulu Advertiser readers today:
Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou has the advantage in the special election for Congress, a new Hawai’i Poll has found, …