Political Radar
Risk, reward
July 22nd, 2013

State Sen. Will Espero, who on Sunday announced his Democratic campaign for Congress, has a political safety net in the event his campaign does not work out.

Espero was among the dozen senators who were given full four-year terms after the post-reapportionment elections last year, so his Senate term is not up until 2016.

Honolulu City Councilman Stanley Chang, the other declared candidate in urban Honolulu's 1st Congressional District, will have no fallback because his council term is up in 2014.

Honolulu City Councilman Ikaika Anderson, who is considering a campaign for Congress, has a council term that is up in 2016.

And state Rep. K. Mark Takai, another potential contender, has a House term that is up in 2014.

5 Responses to “Risk, reward”

  1. Goober:

    No fear, they still have a job if they lose.
    I thought that when Espero threw his hat
    in the race but was seen later with his hat back on.
    Too much transparency when he had his hat off.

    Avoid Furlough Fridays by not replacing those seats
    left open.

  2. ohiaforest3400:

    Kawika "Creepy" Crawley is lookin' pretty good by comparison to any of these clowns.

  3. canefire152:

    so does Bulai'a!

  4. galekaminari:

    LOL ! It is so interesting to see is the spectacle of politicians who have survived under relatively obscure rocks, take themselves out into public in pursuit of CD1. It is not pretty! The reaction to all so far has been bad.

  5. Goober:

    Oahu is only so big. Cross the line
    and one is in another district.
    Oahu has lots of rocks and they keep
    tumbling down.

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