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Yeggo Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 06:05 PM
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Hawaii 01 Still Not Locked Up
I think a lot of people assumed Republican Charles Djou would be a rent-a-Rep in this really, REALLY blue district, but Colleen Hanabusa can't seem to seal the deal, and now trails Djou in another poll. Hopefully some locals can give me a reason not to consider her an underdog.

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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 11:05 AM
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1. I'm vacationing in Hawaii right now and saw two Hannabusa ads, one followed by the other.
Edited on Sun Oct-31-10 11:05 AM by Liberal_Stalwart71
Claims that she made a sweetheart deal with a local developer who served her husband's interests and raised all these taxes, of course.

I gotta say that my brother--who doesn't keep up with politics--and I just sat there flabbergasted.

The reason why she hasn't closed the deal is because these ads are very effective. Very. They had me believing that this woman is corrupt.

And I see Djou signs everywhere. Everywhere! I knew that he's a Republican. I didn't know that she is a Democrat. That's just how invisible she's been. :(
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Bluesbreaker Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-10 02:29 AM
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2. It's locked up, okay?
She kicked his tail. The ads weren't all that effective after all. For an incumbent, it was a very poor showing by Djou. Colleen had the Japanese and the union vote, which has always been the formula for success in Hawaii elections.
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