State Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, in Washington, D.C., doing outreach for her congressional campaign, is gently tweaking some of the national Democrats who privately were encouraging former congressman Ed Case in the special election in May.
Hanabusa told the Fix, a Washington Post blog, that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s faith in Case was based on “bum information.”
Hanabusa finished second in the special election to U.S. Rep. Charles Djou, R-Hawaii. Case finished third and decided against a divisive September primary with Hanabusa.
Politico reports, meanwhile, that Djou is getting some fundraising help this week from top House Republicans to fend off Hanabusa in a likely November general election rematch in urban Honolulu’s 1st Congressional District.