Djou on Top– Dems May Abandon Hawaii Special Election Rep Race
Good news for Conservative Charles Djou in Hawaii.
Democrats may abandon the Hawaii Special Election race for US Representative.
Republican Charles Djou has climbed more than 20 points in the polls since January and is now ahead in the deep blue state! Charles Djou is currently leading the field in the latest polling.
After sinking over $300,000 into the race House Democrats may abandon the race in Hawaii.
The AP reported:
Despite spending more than $300,000, frustrated House Democrats may abandon efforts to win a special election in Hawaii after quiet diplomacy failed to end a high-level party feud that threatens their prospects.
“It’s an extremely difficult race, since two Democratic candidates are splitting the vote,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
“The local Democrats haven’t been able to come together and resolve that, so we’ll have to re-evaluate our participation.”
Recent public and private polls show Republican Charles Djou ahead in a race to fill out the remaining few months in the term of former Rep. Neil Abercrombie, who left Congress earlier this year to run for governor.
Djou’s rivals include former Democratic Rep. Ed Case, runner-up in the polls, and fellow Democrat Colleen Hanabusa, the state Senate president, who trails further behind in a race with more than a dozen candidates in all. The winner-take-all race is by mail ballot, which must be received by election officials by May 22.
At first glance, the political stakes involved are scant — the winner is assured of serving in Congress only until this fall’s midterm elections, when all 435 House seats are on the ballot.
But the psychological impact of a Republican victory in the state where President Barack Obama was born could be considerable. GOP officials say they are on a path to take control of the House this fall, and seize every opportunity to claim momentum.
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