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DCCC pulls out of Hawaii

Pat McMahon Contributor

The DCCC is pulling out of the race to replace ex-Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI), effectively ceding the heavily Dem seat to the GOP as intra-party feuding splits the vote.

“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,” DCCC communications director Jennifer Crider said in an emailed statement. “The DCCC will save the resources we would have invested in the Hawaii special election this month for the general election in November.”

The move comes as polls show Honolulu City Councillor Charles Djou (R) leading 2 other Dems — ex-Rep. Ed Case (D) and state Senate Pres. Colleen Hanabusa (D) — in advance of the May 22 special election. The winner of the plurality of votes will fill Abercrombie’s seat for the remainder of the term.

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