State Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, in Washington, D.C., over the past few days doing outreach for her campaign for Congress, told a Washington Post blogger that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee relied on “bum information” in siding with former congressman Ed Case in the special election in May.
But Hanabusa also met with U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., the chairman of the DCCC, and several sources said that the “fence-mending” went well.
“It went really well,” Hanabusa said by telephone from Washington tonight. “I think it was clearly a situation where everyone knows that we should get whatever we have to say out and then move on.
“And that was about the tone of it. And I think it was a very positive meeting and we left it with more a matter of not so much the DCCC trying to tell us what to do as much as how they can be helpful. And try to, I really think, understand Hawaii politics a lot better.”
Hanabusa said she also met with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and U.S. House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., during her trip.