Hawaii: City Councilman Eyes Abercrombie Seat in ’10

Posted October 15, 2008 at 6:31pm

It’s never too early to start fundraising. Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou (R) has filed his quarterly fundraising report — for his 2010 bid for the Democratic-leaning 1st district seat.

Djou is running for the seat currently held by Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D), who is still popular in the district that has elected him to Congress nine times. It is rumored, however, that Abercrombie might run for governor in 2010.

Djou raised $12,300 in the fundraising period from July 1 to Sept. 30, which is part of the $122,500 that he has raised for his campaign so far. The Republican reported having $111,800 in the bank.

According to online reports from the Federal Election Commission, Djou formed his fundraising committee in November 2007. Although Djou has yet to make a formal announcement about the race, the Hawaii Republican Party confirmed that he is preparing a bid for the Congressional seat.