Djou Sets Sights On Hanabusa Rematch
Former Rep. Charles Djou, R-Hawaii, is closely considering a run for his old seat in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District regardless of whether Democratic Rep. Colleen Hanabusa vacates the seat to make a Senate bid, he told Hotline On Call Friday.
"I am giving very serious thought about running again, running for the House, running for the first congressional district," Djou told Hotline On Call. "And that's whether or not Colleen Hanabusa decides to run for the Senate."
Djou, who emailed supporters Thursday to say he was "troubled by the lack of bipartisan leadership by Hawaii's representatives in the US House," is also considering making a Senate bid, if former Gov. Linda Lingle, the strongest potential Republican candidate, decides not to run. Lingle was recently in Washington and has said she will make a decision by August. Djou says based on his conversations with the former governor, she hasn't made up her mind yet.
"Part of my decision-making matrix is Governor Lingle hasn't formally decided as to what she is going to do with the U.S. Senate race, and if she should decide not to run for the United States Senate, that is something I will also -- I'm not saying I'm going to run for it -- but it is something I will give serious consideration."