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Case will run again…..For now…..

After the split of the democratic vote in the Hawaii Special House seat election you’d think  Ed Case would get the message….

Give it up!

But right now his bruised ego won’t let him do that….

From 5,000 miles away the Dog can see that the race in November is going to be a native one….

Djou against Hanabusa…..

It’s not pretty but Case is going to find himself standing alone….The voters will migrate to Hanabusa….

I’m sure some polling will show this in the next month or two….

While the Dog…and everyone else thought it would be the other way……Daniel seems to right in this race……

Any mention of Obama…even though he’s hometown favorite….hurts the candidate…..

I said this about Hanabusa …and I was wrong…..Now I repeat this for Case…..

Give it up Ed…..For the parties sake….leave it for Colleen (Hanabusa )…..

Despite a disappointing third-place finish in the Hawaii special election, former Democratic Rep. Ed Case said Monday he will still compete for the Democratic nomination and declared that there is no way state Sen. Colleen Hanabusa can defeat Rep.-elect Charles Djou in November.

“I went surfing; I went to the beach; I did look at the results, and I made the decision that I’m running again,” Case told POLITICO.

“My basic message to my party is that Hanabusa cannot beat Djou and I will. The results prove that in spades. … He will hold his votes and enough of the people that voted for me will vote for Djou to get him over 50 percent.”

His comments make clear that the bad blood between Case and Hanabusa during the special election has not subsided, and that both are headed towards a repeat of their divisive special election feud, which led to Republican Charles Djou winning Hawaii’s traditionally Democratic 1st District this past weekend.

Djou won the seat with 40 percent of the vote, but Hanabusa finished in second place with 31 percent, a surprising finish since most pre-election public polls showed her lagging well behind in third place. Case instead brought up the rear, with 28 percent of the vote.

Case attributed his third-place finish to being attacked by both Djou, who viewed him as the strongest challenger, and third-party labor and women’s groups, which poured money into the district on Hanabusa’s behalf.


May 25, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , | 1 Comment

Hawaii Special Election….Democrats will go with Case….They want Hanabusa to drop out….

[ Ed Case and his wife Audrey Nakamura ]

I keep saying one of the two Democrats in the race has to DROP OUT……

It appears the Rep. Ed Case is the stronger Democrat in the polling…

The hard part will be for Democrats on the Island, and the mainland, to get Hawaii State Senate President Colleen Hanabusa to drop her bid for the spot……..

The White House and top Democratic officials are circulating a new, private poll to suggest that only one of two Democrats splitting votes in a tightly contested Hawaii special election has a chance of winning the race.

The White House and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee see former Rep. Ed Case as a stronger candidate than State Senate President Colleen Hanabusa in a race that has divided Democrats. Hanabusa has the support of much of the state’s establishment, including both senators and key labor unions.

“Our April 24 to 26 survey among 506 likely voters in Hawaii’s 1st CD special election shows Democrat Ed Case virtually tied with Republican Charles Djou, but leading on every dimension over Democrat Colleen Hanabusa,” pollster Paul Harstad wrote in a memo accompanying the DNC survey, both obtained by POLITICO.

Harstad’s poll is the latest weapon in intense efforts to push Hanabusa out of the race, or at least move some of her institutional supporters to Case’s side.

“It is clear from this data — as from all the public polling – that Ed Case is the best chance that our party has of holding on to that seat,” said a senior White House official. “Given where Hanabusa is in al of this research, one has to be concerned about what the likely out come is if the dynamic remains unchanged.”

There are “a lot of conversations” under way between Washington Democrats and Hanabusa’s key supporters, the official said, though the official declined to make the White House’s goal explicit.

Harstad’s poll found Case the most popular candidate, with a 63% favorable rating to 55% for Republican Charles Djou and just 41% for Hanabusa.

The survey found Djou with 36% and Case with 34% to Hanabusa’s 20%, a Republican lead that widened among the most likely voters and “illustrate[s] the vulnerability of losing this seat to the Republicans,” Harstad wrote of the survey, which found Case more popular than Hanabusa even among women.

“The bottom line is that with a split-Democratic vote, this congressional is more likely than not to fall into Republican hands…….


May 3, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , | 1 Comment