The Atlantic: Two House Races to Watch in May
(Somehow the Advertiser and Star-Bulletin neglected to notice this tiny little item from the April 8 edition of The Atlantic.)
…Right now, the race is close: according to a Democratic source, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has conducted an internal poll showing Case at 32%, Djou at 32%, Hanabusa at 27%, and 9% undecided.
And there is some further in-fighting going on here. The DCCC has reportedly inserted itself into this race, sending some undercover help to the Case campaign, including assistance from DCCC Western Regional Political Director Adam Sullivan.
(And about $100,000 of lying DCCC attack ads against Djou>>> FactCheck.org: Dems attack ad against Djou “False”)
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Statement from Charles Djou: Setting the Record Straight
As we warned you last week, the National Democrats will stop at nothing to ensure that either, Ed Case or Colleen Hanabusa, win this election and have already spent almost $100,000 on negative television attack ads that began airing on Tuesday. The reason they are willing to spend so much money and lie about my record is that the National Democrats reportedly took a poll that has us tied for the lead with Ed Case at 32% each and with Hanabusa trailing at 27%. I need your help. Please consider making a contribution now.
Unfortunately, the national Democrats have no regard for the truth. As demonstrated this past week, they are willing to do anything, including outright lie, to win this race, and neither of my opponents have the integrity to stand against these dirty tactics.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) attack ad states that I support tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas. I DO NOT.
To support their false claim, they cite a pledge I signed promising the people of Hawaii that I would not vote to increase taxes. The pledge, however, has nothing whatsoever to do with supporting tax breaks for corporations that export jobs.
The sponsor of the pledge, the Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), has already denounced the National Democrats' ad as "blatantly false." Read their statement here.
Yesterday, a prominent, nonpartisan research organization, Factcheck.org, issued a statement that the DCCC ad is false: "A Democratic ad claims a GOP House candidate pledged to protect breaks for sending jobs abroad. He didn't." Read the full story here.
I have the utmost confidence in the people of Hawaii and in their ability to see through these tactics. I encourage all of you to talk to your friends and family, show them the Factcheck.org article, and tell them to ignore anything and everything the DCCC says.
We need a change in the direction of Congress. We need to focus on job creation and getting our economy back on track. We need to stop the wasteful spending in Congress. We need to focus on what's best for Hawaii. Given the number of emails I've received denouncing the negative attack ads, I know that you know what's important. So does my campaign and we're staying focused on the issues you care about most.
Click here to see my newest commercial, which will begin airing today. It speaks directly about my record and my plan to create jobs here is Hawaii.
I know times are tough but we cannot continue in the same direction. Please consider a contribution of $25, $50 or $100 to help us spread our message of government accountability and fiscal responsibility.
I thank you for your continued faith and confidence in me. We remain steadfast in our mission: a better Hawaii and Nation for our children and grandchildren.
Mahalo and Aloha,