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Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown
FoxNews ^ | May 22nd 2010

Posted on 05/22/2010 11:56:35 PM PDT by Steelfish

May 22, 2010 Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

Honolulu -- Republicans scored a midterm election victory Saturday when Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou won a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Obama grew up -- the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress.

Djou's victory was 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.

"This is a momentous day. We have sent a message to the United States Congress. We have sent a message to the national Democrats. We have sent a message to the machine," Djou said. "The congressional seat is not owned by one political party. This congressional seat is owned by the people."

Djou received 67,274 votes, or 39.5 percent. He was trailed by state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, a Democrat who received 52,445 votes, or 30.8 percent. The other leading Democrat, former U.S. Rep. Ed Case, received 47,012 votes, or 27.6 percent.

Republicans see the victory as a powerful statement about their momentum heading into November. They already sent a Republican to the U.S. Senate to replace the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts -- a place that was once thought to be the most hostile of territories for the GOP. Now Republicans can say they won a congressional seat in the former backyard of the president and in a state that gave Obama 72 percent of the vote two years ago.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; capture; case; charlesdjou; djou; gopcomeback; hanabusa; hawaii; hi2010; hometown; honolulu; house; obama; obamas; republicans; seat; specialelection
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1 posted on 05/22/2010 11:56:35 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
The official election results from the HI Elections Commission:

HI-01 Results

2 posted on 05/22/2010 11:58:14 PM PDT by UAConservative (Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere)
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To: Steelfish
REAL hope and change.
3 posted on 05/23/2010 12:02:46 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: historyrepeatz
"We have sent a message to the machine," Djou said

Awesome.

4 posted on 05/23/2010 12:04:55 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Steelfish

This means nothing! Only the Dems winning Murtha's seat means anything! We will roast your bellies and grease our polling machines with your entrails!

5 posted on 05/23/2010 12:06:23 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: Steelfish

Obama needs to visit Oahu again and ground aircraft over most of the island for a couple weeks as he did at Christmas.


6 posted on 05/23/2010 12:07:28 AM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: Steelfish
"....and is located in the district where Obama was born and spent most of his childhood. "...

Somebody's lyyyyiiiinnnngggg....

KENYAN-BORN OBAMA ALL SET FOR US SENATE

"Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations."

http://web.archive.org/web/20040627142700/eastandard.net/headlines/news26060403.htm
7 posted on 05/23/2010 12:08:31 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Steelfish

8 posted on 05/23/2010 12:10:08 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Kimberly GG

“Where Obama spent his childhood’ my ass...the kenyan klowntard spent his childhood in a madrasa in Indonesia.


9 posted on 05/23/2010 12:11:09 AM PDT by max americana
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To: Kimberly GG

http://web.archive.org/web/20040627142700/eastandard.net/headlines/news26060403.htm

Let’s hope this continues!

Can you imagine how pissed Obama is?

Love it!


10 posted on 05/23/2010 12:11:38 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Steelfish

The Democrat bloodpath of 2010 continues. If I only thought the GOP would be worth a damn in the majority, I would be happy.


11 posted on 05/23/2010 12:14:16 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Liberal are like termites eating away our cultural foundations.)
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To: Steelfish

I really hope he retains this seat come November. His nearly 40% number in 3-way race is quite encouraging. Surprisingly, Hanabusa won more votes than Case. Apparently their “case is closed” campaign worked.


12 posted on 05/23/2010 12:19:14 AM PDT by paudio (Are you better off today than in 2006, when the Democrats took over the Congress?)
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To: Steelfish

This makes the PA-12 loss a lot more bearable.

This is great news. It looks like it was a rout, too.


13 posted on 05/23/2010 12:31:33 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: paudio

IN-NO-WAY called in his cards on this race for his hand picked Hanabusa - about as crooked as they come. When her polls didn’t do well, Obami and the National Democrats threw their weight behind Case. IN-NO-WAY then gave the National Democrat Caucus $100,000 to shut up, it worked. Obami made calls to all the Dimocraps to “vote Democrat”. Hanabuse got all the union votes as the unions goose stepped to IN-NO-WAY’s orders and the discontented Dems stuck with Case.


14 posted on 05/23/2010 12:39:47 AM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Steelfish

Obama grew up in Africa and Indonesia.


15 posted on 05/23/2010 12:42:49 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ROFL!!!


16 posted on 05/23/2010 1:03:53 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: paudio

Initially it was Hanabusa running the “I’ll do everything Obama tells me to” type ads. The past couple of weeks her ads haven’t mentioned Obama. Case has been emphasizing how he’s the big Obama supporter the past couple of weeks.

I wonder if anti-Obama sentiment contributed to Hanabusa’s higher showing than anticipated... or if it was the Inouye/Akaka/union thug machine that managed to pull enough levers for her at the end. Very curious.


17 posted on 05/23/2010 1:32:17 AM PDT by BuckyKat
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To: Steelfish

Great win, my only concern is that the Dems got over 60% of the vote but they were split. For once, the GOP did something smart and only ran one candidate.

Let’s hope he can repeat in November.

By the way, I was in Hawaii last month and there were so many Abercrombie signs out there for Governor, it was incredible. You could not go more than a mile, it seemed, without being deluged on the big Island with Abercrombie signs.


18 posted on 05/23/2010 1:57:48 AM PDT by SideoutFred (B.O. Stinks...it really does)
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To: Steelfish

This is great news. I heard him on The Mark Levin show last week, and he sounded like a well-grounded, energetic, conservative person.


19 posted on 05/23/2010 2:42:05 AM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: Steelfish
Ha Ha! Pictures, Images and Photos
20 posted on 05/23/2010 2:59:17 AM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: SideoutFred

Well, I can’t believe the Hawaiians will elect that fat, greasy pig Abercrombie as their governor...


21 posted on 05/23/2010 3:30:00 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: chilltherats
"...This is great news. It looks like it was a rout, too..."

By the people who supposedly know Obama best.

22 posted on 05/23/2010 3:35:41 AM PDT by Does so (ObamaCare...I pay for medical-marijuana claims by millions of Americans? 'Guess I do now.)
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To: Steelfish

This is not really encouraging. The two rats combined got nearly 60%. In November when it comes down to R vs D it’ll go back.


23 posted on 05/23/2010 3:37:25 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL!!


24 posted on 05/23/2010 3:40:35 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: Steelfish
Djou received 67,274 votes, or 39.5 percent.

For once it was the democrats who had a spoiler for their own party. This should be a lesson for the repubs......

25 posted on 05/23/2010 3:43:55 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: raybbr
This is not really encouraging. The two rats combined got nearly 60%. In November when it comes down to R vs D it’ll go back.

Maybe it's not just Dems vs. Republicans. Maybe it's those who are sick of D.C. vs. those who can live with the status quo. We may never know if the msm convinces Djou that the "liberal base" is how he got elected like they've apparently done with Brown.

26 posted on 05/23/2010 4:11:35 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
If I only thought the GOP would be worth a damn in the majority, I would be happy.

One of us is telepathic. I couldn't agree with you more. Too often they're just the right wing of the Democrat Party.

27 posted on 05/23/2010 4:40:48 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Joe McCarthy was right. He was just early.)
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To: raybbr

This seat and New Orleans (Cao) will be among the first to go Democrat on Nov. 2.


28 posted on 05/23/2010 4:48:10 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Steelfish; All

“Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama’s Hometown”

We have Senators from Nairobi?

Wjo knew?


29 posted on 05/23/2010 4:52:35 AM PDT by TheRobb7 (Being asked to produce I.D. is a burden that falls on everyone)
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To: Steelfish

Aloha!

30 posted on 05/23/2010 5:00:13 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: eCSMaster
Well, I can’t believe the Hawaiians will elect that fat, greasy pig Abercrombie as their governor...

He's full of Spam. The Hawaiians love Spam...

31 posted on 05/23/2010 5:10:42 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Steelfish

But....but..but.....Nancy Pelosi and the MSM all said that the republican surge was DEAD and STOPPED after tuesday’s special election in PA-12. They all said that any momentum the GOP had was promptly stopped in PA-12 and the dems have NOTHING to fear this November. /s


32 posted on 05/23/2010 5:25:11 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: SideoutFred
I agree. Djou is probably toast in November, unless bitterness over the Hanabutta/Case feud lingers in the communist party. But the machine/union thug dynamic will probably keep all the commies in line to serve their plantation masters by November.

Still, it is a nice slap in the face to that filthy hippie embarrassment, Abercrombie. That alone makes Djou's victory something to celebrate.

33 posted on 05/23/2010 5:30:18 AM PDT by manapua
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To: SideoutFred
I agree. Djou is probably toast in November, unless bitterness over the Hanabutta/Case feud lingers in the communist party. But the machine/union thug dynamic will probably keep all the commies in line to serve their plantation masters by November.

Still, it is a nice slap in the face to that filthy hippie embarrassment, Abercrombie. That alone makes Djou's victory something to celebrate.

34 posted on 05/23/2010 5:30:19 AM PDT by manapua
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To: max americana

When I first saw this story I was surprised-! Didn’t know they HAD any Republicans in Kenya-!


35 posted on 05/23/2010 5:38:23 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: Steelfish

Don’t worry, they’re still safe in Murtha’s district in PA. < / Eleanor Clift >


36 posted on 05/23/2010 5:40:24 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: historyrepeatz
Call me a pessimist.

This sounds good in the short-term. A Republican won, where Republicans rarely win.

However, the Democrat vote was split and the Republican did not win a majority, only a plurality. There will be another vote in November of this year with one Republican vs. one Democrat. Odds are that the Democrat will win.

Similarly, Republicans are cheering the defeat of Arlen Specter. The polls show that, for Republicans, the best outcome would have actually been a Specter win in the primary, because he polls much lower in a general election race than the democrat that beat him in the primary (Sestak).

It's nice to win the battles, but the war is more important, and we're not doing as well as we think.

37 posted on 05/23/2010 5:52:00 AM PDT by Washi
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To: SideoutFred

“Great win, my only concern is that the Dems got over 60% of the vote but they were split.”

Kind of like the Repub/Conservative vote in NY-23.


38 posted on 05/23/2010 5:56:57 AM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: raybbr

Not sure about that, Hawaii is famous for re-electing incumbents to office, plus Djou is a very popular politician in his own right.


39 posted on 05/23/2010 5:58:51 AM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: Steelfish

I didn’t know Kenya had a Congressional seat.


40 posted on 05/23/2010 6:05:21 AM PDT by CommieCutter (Obamanomics :Privatize Gains, Socialize Losses.)
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To: Steelfish

See how Fox plays along? Made sure to mention this was where obama “was born”? They should have said “alledgedly”.


41 posted on 05/23/2010 6:08:27 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The dems reaction is like one I saw at a Roulette Table once. A player played $10 a roll and would sometimes win back $4. He jumped for joy at his winnings. I wanted to tell the guy that he had just flushed 6 bucks for the roll he just won.


42 posted on 05/23/2010 6:25:15 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Steelfish

No, this is not Obama’s hometown! He was born in Mombasa, Kenya. (lol)


43 posted on 05/23/2010 6:27:52 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: Theodore R.

Those two won’t be enough to offset the massive RAT losses that night.


44 posted on 05/23/2010 6:29:42 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Steelfish

They are pissed. CNN has it buried somewhere deep on their website where it hardly qualifies as a headline whereas I don’t see it on nbcnews at all.

THEY ARE PISSED. Love it.

Have a nice Sunday, Bammy. Well, maybe not. Oh well!


45 posted on 05/23/2010 6:36:41 AM PDT by bergmeid (Fumigate Washington NOW)
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To: Terry Mross

Enough with the birther crap already.


46 posted on 05/23/2010 6:43:22 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: moose2004; All

I heard him on the radio, he has a good future if he is still in office..


47 posted on 05/23/2010 7:02:04 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Jesus Saves... Allah Kills...)
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To: darkangel82

As far as I’m concerned anyone who has all their records sealed, including the birth certificate, has something to hide. And if you think it’s crap then you’re full of ..... CRAP!


48 posted on 05/23/2010 7:20:30 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Steelfish

I’m glad he won the seat, but let’s be realistic...he’s got about zip-point-nada chance of keeping that seat after November when he only has to face ONE ‘Rat challenger.


49 posted on 05/23/2010 7:43:53 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: Washi
However, the Democrat vote was split and the Republican did not win a majority, only a plurality

2 years ago the Republican would not have won a plurality, even with two Dems running. Whats more Obambi supposedly has a 67 % favorable rating here.

The only way a Republican wins this seat outright is if they pick up 110 seats next Fall. But I'll take 40+ seats, thanks.

50 posted on 05/23/2010 7:56:47 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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