Handicapping The Race To Replace Hanabusa

Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

A Hawaii congressional seat has opened for the third time in just three years, and any ambitious politician has to be thinking about running for it.

One — Stanley Chang, the Honolulu City Councilman — announced his intention to run Wednesday afternoon, barely 48 hours after the news broke that U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa will seek to unseat U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in 2014. She hasn't formally announced yet.

The race for the 1st Congressional District, or "CD1," as political junkies call it, could be wide open.

Civil Beat handicaps the possible candidates.

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