House Race

GOP Wins Hawaii Special Election

Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou beat out Democratic opponents to become the first Republican representative in Washington for Hawaii's 1st congressional district in two decades. Djou won 39.4 percent of the vote. He will finish out the term for Rep. Neil Abercrombie who resigned to run for governor. Together, two strong Democratic candidates, state senate president Colleen Hanabusa and former congressman Ed Case, took the lion’s share of the vote—58 percent. But with neither willing to back out of the race, Djou's victory was assured.