Charles Djou … Djou Betcha!
It’s official … Republican Charles Djou has won the special election for the US House of Representative seat in Hawaii.This represents the first time in 20 years that a Republican will represent Hawaii in Congress. Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou will represent urban Honolulu’s 1st Congressional District. Djou would serve out the remaining months of former congressman Neil Abercrombie’s term in Congress.
Djou won the special mail-in election with 39.5 percent of the vote in the first printout, released at 6 p.m.
The first printout represented nearly all of the 170,312 returned by voters in the district, which stretches from Waikiki and downtown to Mililani.
Democrat Colleen Hanabusa was second at 30.8 percent, with Democrat Ed Case third at 27.6 percent.
Let’s see the MSM and Democrats try and spin this one that this is not a precursor for the 2010 midterm elections. It is the first time since 1991 that the GOP will have a member of Congress from Hawaii.
“This is a momentous day,” Djou told a jubilant crowd at state party headquarters. “We have sent a message to the United States Congress. We have sent a message to the ex-governors. We have sent a message to the national Democrats! We have sent a message to the machine.
“We have told them that we will not stand idly by as our great nation is overburdened by too much taxes, too much debt and too much wasteful spending.”
It had been earlier reported that voting for the special election had topped 50%.The thought was that Democrats Case and Hanabusa would split the Democrat vote. They did not disappoint.
Recent polls show Republican Charles Djou leading Democrats Ed Case and Colleen Hanabusa. They are among 14 candidates vying to replace Neil Abercrombie, who resigned his seat in February to concentrate on a run at governor.