Liberty First PAC endorsed, Charles Djou, wins a huge upset tonight in Hawaii’s first district special election.
HI-1, Obama’s home district, has been a democrat stronghold for the better part of 40 years… with his win Charles Djou becomes the first Republican to hold the seat in about 40 years!
Liberty First PAC was the first Tea Party energized PAC to get involved in the race, having visited the district in the first part of of May, and presenting Charles Djou with a check (of member driven support) for $2000, sponsoring a candidate debate held live on one of the Islands biggest radio stations, and running weeks worth of radio ads supporting Charles as the best choice for Hawaii’s first district.
Please see the official results here (pdf) the ending totals were Charles Djou 39.5% – Colleen Hanabusa 30.8% – Ed Case 27.6%
I want to personally thank everyone of our members and readers that made donations, spread the word on social media outlets, and supported our endorsement of Charles Djou even when it was not clear that he had a path to victory… it’s only because of your dedication to our movement that we were able to make a difference in this race.
Make no mistake your efforts paid huge dividends -when we left to go to Hawaii Djou was polling neck-and-neck with his democrat opponents… the day we left Hawaii he was 8 points ahead! Now we would never suggest that we were the sole reason for this huge gain in the polls but we will accept the fact that we were a major part of this victory for no other reason than we identified Charles as “the real deal” early on and only needed to let you all know how great a candidate he was.
Charles Djou ran an excellent campaign and we feel extremely fortunate to be a small part of it… but the work doesn’t stop here. The general election will be here before we know it so we’ll need all hands on deck to keep the momentum going and support Charles Djou though Nov.
Congrats goes out to Charles Djou and all of our members and readers who continue to support great conservative candidates.
Last night, we all won!