Expect Three to Five Special Elections in the Coming Months
I periodically joke that there is no off-season in the world of political campaigns. We are likely to see at least four, and perhaps more, special elections in the coming months:
Illinois 2nd Congressional District, where Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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:
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 …
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 …