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Old 10-10-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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What a friggin shocker this would be, in obama's birthplace, one of the most liberal/democrat states in the country. Could even Hawaiians be fed up with the liar-in-chief?

GOP lawmaker may hold onto Hawaii seat - Washington Times

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Charles Djou's stay on Capitol Hill was supposed to be brief.

But five months later, the rookie Republican congressman is hanging tough, locked in a virtual dead heat with the Democratic state lawmaker Colleen Hanabusa, one of the Democrats he defeated last spring.
Now, this would be sa-weet, on a par with obama's senate seat and Dirty Harry's ouster.
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Old 10-10-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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Well, it's true that Djou "could" win the seat. But 538 is still showing the D with a lead. How did Djou get that seat? Was he appointed? Did the D die or is he seeking another office? Is one of their Senate seats up and vacant? Just curious.
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Old 10-10-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Well, it's true that Djou "could" win the seat. But 538 is still showing the D with a lead. How did Djou get that seat? Was he appointed? Did the D die or is he seeking another office? Is one of their Senate seats up and vacant? Just curious.
Neal Abercrombie is the former Congressman from HI-1, he resigned in order to concentrate on his run for Governor. A race he is very likely to win. That set up a Special Election. Hawaii's Special Election laws are a bit different than the regular election laws which resulted in several people running for the seat. Dijou was the only prominent Republican who ran for the seat in the Spring, two prominent Democrats ran for the seat, Coleen Hanabusa and Ed Case. So basically what happened is Dijou won because of the split Democratic vote, which is something he won't have next month. He won 40-31-28

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Old 10-10-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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Thanks smash. I figured it was something like that. Kind of the opposite of what's happened to several R candidates across the country when the TP split off some voters and the D won.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Well, it's true that Djou "could" win the seat. But 538 is still showing the D with a lead. How did Djou get that seat? Was he appointed? Did the D die or is he seeking another office? Is one of their Senate seats up and vacant? Just curious.
There was an election.

How interesting, the latest poll on the governors race.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epo...163.html#polls

Well, the first poll, taken by democrat a pollster, offers a glimmer of hope to Djou. Understand, this would be icing, as we thoroughly EXPECT to lose this seat.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:06 PM
 
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I heard the same thing sanrene and what boggles the mind even further was there are a LOT of democratic seats that were considered 150% safe and are now in dead heat with the republican challengers... weird, I would not be surprised if any strong liberal like Pelosi would lose their seat... these midterm elections are making history... how? The impossible just became possible...
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Even if Djou wins 90% of Hawaii will still be under the Democrat's control. It's not like he is going to actually change anything.

However, Djou will not win, guarantee it. Kind of sad considering his opponent doesn't even live in the district she is running for. He wouldn't have even won last time if the democrats didn't split the vote between two candidates.
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