Hanabusa, Djou On Collision Course For Rematch08/11/2012
Last updated 12:15 a.m. Sunday
With nearly all the vote counted in the Democratic and Republican primaries Saturday, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and former Rep. Charles Djou are on track to face each other in November for the third time in 30 months.
They split the previous two matchups, with Djou, a Republican, winning a three-way, mail-only special election to represent Hawaii's 1st Congressional District in May 2010 and Hanabusa, a Democrat, unseating him in a one-on-one matchup six months later. Now, Hanabusa's the incumbent for the rubber match after two years in Washington, D.C.
In the Democratic Party primary, Hanabusa secured 76.4 percent of the vote, easily outpacing Roy "Sky" Wyttenbach's 14.4 percent. On the Republican side, Djou's won with 89.8 percent of the vote, besting C. Kaui Jochanan Amsterdam (2.8 percent) and John Raghu Giuffre (1.3 percent). Both Amsterdam and Giuffre also ran against Djou in 2010.