May
06
2010

Will the DCCC show moral courage in HI-01?

Good question, if I do say so myself:

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is re-evaluating whether to continue to spend money in this month’s Hawaii special election, Chairman Chris Van Hollen told POLITICO Thursday.

With former Democratic Rep. Ed Case and Democratic state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa splitting the Democratic vote against Republican Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou, Van Hollen said the committee recognized challenges to winning the race.

They’ve already dumped $243K into this race, so walking away now means admitting that they wasted a sizable amount of money.  On the other hand, spending more and losing anyway will do the same thing, only intensified.  On the gripping hand, the real issue is why they went against their own state’s political party structure in the first place…

Oh.  Right.  That last is because Van Hollen’s just not very good at recruiting candidates.  Never mind.

Moe Lane

PS: Djou for Congress.

Crossposted to Moe Lane.

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