January 28, 2010

SO TOO DID THE GOP TAKE OVER ARKANSAS IN THE CLINTON YEARS:

Republican Charles Djou makes a push in Obama’s Hawaii home district (Gautham Nagesh, 1/27/10, The Daily Caller)

In a sign of just how much the political landscape has changed since November 2008, for the first time in 18 years a Republican is mounting a serious challenge in Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District, which includes Honolulu and the childhood home of President Obama.

An unusual series of circumstances have come together to give Honolulu city council chairman Charles K. Djou a shot at becoming only the second Republican to represent Hawaii in the House and the first since Pat Saiki in 1987.[...]

“Imagine the narrative coming on the heels of Scott Brown; a Republican wins in Obama’s home congressional district,” said Dave Wasserman, House editor at the Cook Political Report. Wasserman said the open format of the special election without a primary or run-off gives Djou a shot at pulling off an upset in what until recently had been considered a safe Democratic seat.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 28, 2010 6:28 AM
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