Political Radar


April 7th, 2014

Former congressman Charles Djou said on Monday that he raised $100,000 for his congressional campaign in the 100 hours since he formally announced his candidacy last Thursday.

The Republican said he does not expect to report much fundraising activity in his quarterly federal campaign-finance report, which will cover January through March, but wanted to release the figures for the first few days after his announcement to show the initial financial support he has received.

"People want a change in Hawaii and Washington politics," Djou said.

Djou won a special election for Congress in May 2010 but then lost twice to U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.

Hanabusa is vacating urban Honolulu's 1st Congressional District to challenge U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.

Senate President Donna Mercado Kim, state Rep. K. Mark Takai, Honolulu City Councilmen Ikaika Anderson, Stanley Chang and Joey Manahan, state Sen. Will Espero and activist Kathryn Xian are the Democrats vying to replace Hanabusa.

5 Responses to “$100k”

  1. Especially Incognito:

    I can live with being able to vote either Republican or
    Democrat and vote who for whoever is best for Hawaii..
    Politics is just a Carpenter's divine comedy..3 parties...
    Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

  2. Robert Reed:

    Time for change

  3. wailupe:

    Kathryn Xian is an honest woman of the people. Hawaii politics are woefully short of that kind of person. Seems like the ones who are the most dishonest get the most kala.

  4. Tiki808:

    Just harder worker than most other politician. $100,000 dollars for his campaign fund is a lot and if he works out, he should make more sounds as a republican. He couldn't run for democrat, so republican will do. It should work out for him.

  5. Especially Incognito:

    I feel Djou can..Yet Hawaii cannot become majority Republicans...
    They whoever the party stands for, don't care about Hawaii from the other 49 states..

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