DCCC pulls out of Hawaii free for all
It's official: The DCCC will be pulling out of the Hawaii special House election, a free-for-all with two Dems and one Republican, because neither Dem will agree to pull out of the race.
DCCC spokesperson Jennifer Crider emails:
"The DCCC will not be investing additional resources in the HI-01 (Abercrombie-open) special election. Local Democrats were unable to work out their differences. The DCCC will save the resources we would have invested in the Hawaii special election this month for the general election in November."
Former Rep. Ed Case remains the DCCC's choice, and Dem Colleen Hanabusa is the pick of labor and Hawaii's two Senators. The standoff had raised fears that the race could shape up as a liberal-nightmare of NY 23, with the Dem candidates splitting the Dem vote and handing the race to the Republican, Charles Djou.
As a result, Washington Dems had hoped to figure out a way of getting Hanabusa out of the race, but as this statement above shows, she's not going anywhere, and the DCCC has given up on getting her out. So the DCCC is pretty much writing off the contest and focusing resources elsewhere.
May 10, 2010; 11:07 AM ET
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