GOP Wins House Seat In Obama's Home District

HONOLULU -- Republican Charles Djou has won a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Barack Obama grew up.

The special election is the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress.

Djou's victory was also a blow to Obama and other Democrats who could not rally around a candidate and find away to win a congressional race that should have been a cakewalk.

The seat had been held by a Democrat for nearly 20 years and is located in the district where Obama was born and spent most of his childhood.

Djou received 67,274 votes, or 39.5 percent. He was followed by state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa and former U.S. Rep. Ed Case -- both Democrats.

Republicans see the victory as a powerful statement about their momentum heading into November.


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  • by Anonymous on May 30, 2010 at 04:14 AM
    Anonymous on May 29, 2010 at 08:53 PM, are you a Zombie? Do you not watch the news or read a paper? My god, no one can be out of touch with what is going on in DC....really. I think Rich told it like it is, you told it like the hooey it is. Unbelieveable.....
  • by Rich Location: Greenville on May 30, 2010 at 01:22 AM
    Jane, look it up and tell us.
  • by Jane Location: NC on May 29, 2010 at 07:41 PM
    Did Mayor Marion Barry of Washington DC get most of the black vote?
  • by Irene Location: NC on May 29, 2010 at 07:18 PM
    Get the facts - Posted by: Anonymous on May 29, 2010 at 08:53 PM - President Bush helped and saved Millions of African lives with his AIDS programs. Obama does nothing to help the people of Africa with AIDS- Why?
  • by Rich Location: Greenville on May 29, 2010 at 06:17 PM
    Anonymous, what troubles me is President Obama ran on a platform of competence and transparency in government. The response to this has been far from competent and the Sestek situation is far from transparent. I just want the mainstream media to treat the Obama Administration like they did the Bush Administration and cover what he's doing. They barely cover anything negative he does or says. It is like he has thousands of employees at these mainstream media outlets, which are supposed to be objective, working at his beckon call. I do appreciat you at lease not calling me a racist for not agreeing with the President's views because I didn't agree with much of what Clinton did either and my skin is the same color as his.
  • by Anonymous on May 29, 2010 at 05:53 PM
    Wayne now that's silly of you to say, when a %100 of the vote has went to white men for 200 plus years, and me personally I think the entire political system in America creates a gang mentality within the public.Because lets be honest Obama is a trillion times better than Bush, so was Bill Clinton, but because you are Republicans and their not you hate'em both with a passion no matter what good they do. And that's immature, why not just see if Obama can turn things around, heck you'll gave Bush two terms and he didn't to nothing in 8 years but usher in Armageddon, and drain the economy.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on May 29, 2010 at 02:16 PM
    JT, nice try, both you and I know, if Reagen and Bush did that, the media would have been breathing fire and screaming. Nice try, I gave you the facts, you gave me the spin, not go get a big glass of koolaid, its hot outside and you are part of the fire. Can you find a more....progressive site or do you just pick the first one. WRATHOFGOD, just consider your post when you go to church on Sunday and pray that god didn't see you passing judgement....you live by the sword, you will die by it.
  • by Wayne Location: Chocowinity on May 29, 2010 at 01:28 PM
    I thought only Lavon brings up the race card now Wrathofgod? - Wrathofgod - what % of the Obama haters are black? If the white vote got Obama elected. You should check your informantion source on %'s. What does the vote percentage tell us about racism in America? Around 95% of black voters voted for Obama. I think that is sad and shows racism alive and well in America. If that number of “white voters” voted for the “white candidate” there would be a huge outcry of racism and prejudice. Why is it different for the “black voters” to vote for the “black candidate” without any mention of prejudice?
  • by Rich Location: Greenville on May 29, 2010 at 01:11 PM
    Don't get me wrong, WrathofGod, I am all for government aid for children in need, the elderly, and adults with real disabilities. They deserve help, but their are millions on the welfare dole who just sit around and take the money and they will continue to vote for those who will give it to them. Working people like you and I will continue to pay their way. What motivation do they have to get their piece of the pie, WrathofGod. A hand full of crumbs is thrown to them every month by the Government in exchange for their Democrat vote so they can barely get by. If they'd get motivated and get to work they'd be much better off. The biggest scheme the Democrat party ever pulled over on minorities was to make them think they were looking out for them. It is lip service and only for votes. They'll keep sending those couple of hundred dollars a month, though and I'll keep working hard to make as much as I can to provide for my family the right way. MLK was a Republican.
  • by Rich Location: Greenville on May 29, 2010 at 01:05 PM
    WrathofGod, nobody adds to the peresecution of minorities more than extreme liberal Democrats. They keep the victim mentality alive in the poor and keep them feeling helpless and waiting for their "piece of the pie" that will never be simply given to them. Liberals make you think they'll give it to you but it is all an illusion. Hard work is the only way. In our society today, I'm not talking about 50 years ago but TODAY, anyone can succeed if they make sacrifices and work HARD. You can't sit around and call yourself a victim, though. I'm a working man who puts in 70 hours a week on average to provide for my wife and children. I'm far from rich but I live comfortably because I put in the time. Liberals will tell you I'm evil because I oppose hand-outs for able bodied people and if you choose to believe it then you will. If you are a working person, though, you are voting for the wrong man because he will only add to those who depend on the government for a check in exchange for a vote.
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