Republican Honolulu councilman Charles Djou has a big money advantage over his two Democratic opponents in the HI-01 special election, former Rep. Ed Case and state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa -- with more cash on hand than the two Dems combined.
Read More →
Djou has $363,000, and no debt. Hanabusa is second in cash, with $187,000 on hand and $19,000 in debt. In third place is Case -- the unofficially backed candidate of the national Dems -- with $154,000 on hand and $45,000 in debt.
The GOP is heavily favored to pick this seat up, and the national Democratic Party has already pulled out of the race due to the split Democratic vote -- effectively ceding a district that President Obama carried with 70% of the vote, at least until the Dems can have another chance at it in the normal general election this November.