CHARLES DJOU WINS! First Republican to Represent Hawaii in 20 Years!
REPUBLICAN CHARLES DJOU WINS IN HAWAII!
Republicans doubled their vote percentage from the 2008 election from 17% to 40%.
Republican Charles Djou climbed more than 15 points in the polls since January and won the Congressional race today in blue Hawaii.
Djou wins in Hawaii!
The Star Bulletin reported:
Republican Charles Djou emerged victorious tonight in the special election to fill Hawaii’s vacancy in Congress, giving Hawaii it’s first GOP member of Congress in 20 years.
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.
“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.”