Look out Scott Brown; there's a new "Republican upset kid" coming to Washington. No trucks I'm afraid, but a nice surfboard could work for Mr.Djou; especially along the Potomac. For just one minute I want to suck this victory in, while others across the Blogosphere wonder what in the hell just happened, unlike me, who has actually been following this election for months.
(R) - Charles Djou - 67,274 - 39.5%
(D) - C. Hanabusa - 52,445 - 30.8%
(D) - Ed Case - 47,012 - 27.6%
Winning in Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district would have been impressive, but winning in Hawaii's 1st congressional district; where only one other Republican has ever been elected to the House of Representatives from, is literally earth shattering, and will provide Congressional Republicans with much appreciated backup.
Finally: A Republican has won in a special congressional election! In none other than Barack Obama's hometown congressional district. Sure, it's true that Hawaii Democrats split their vote; but it doesn't matter - winning is winning, whether it be pretty good or ugly good.
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