By B.J. Reyes
Former Congressman Charles Djou said he is seriously considering another run at elective office.
Djou said today he has not made a formal decision, and may not in the near future, but that he is seriously considering another campaign in urban Honolulu’s 1st Congressional District.
A run at CD1 would pit him against U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in a rematch of last year’s general election contest in which Djou was the incumbent. Djou had won the seat last May in a special election to fill the final seven months of the term vacated by Neil Abercrombie, who stepped down to run for governor.
Djou had emailed supporters on Thursday lamenting the lack of bipartisanship in the state’s congressional delegation and indicated he was considering a return to politics.
From the email:
The last election, while an amazing experience, took an incredible toll on my family. I’ve never, however, stopped caring about our state and have continued to advocate for fiscal responsibility at all levels of our government. Troubled by the lack of bipartisan leadership by Hawaii’s representatives in the US House, I have begun thinking about how I can best serve the people of State of Hawaii.