DCCC Pulling out of Hawaii’s 1st District Race

In a interesting move, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee just announced it will be pulling its resources out of the special election race for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District.  This leaves the two Democrats running against Republican Charles Djou to fend for themselves, with a very real possibility looming that they split the vote and allow the GOP candidate to capture this heavily Democratic district.

Full story, via Politico, after the jump.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Monday that it was pulling out of this month’s Hawaii special election race.

“The DCCC will not be investing additional resources in the HI-01 (Abercrombie-open) special election. Local Democrats were unable to work out their differences,” DCCC spokeswoman Jennifer Crider said in a statement. “The DCCC will save the resources we would have invested in the Hawaii special election this month for the general election in November.”

The DCCC had spent over $243,000 on TV ads blasting Republican Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou but on Thursday DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen said the committee was “re-evaluating” whether to continue spending money in the race. The DCCC stopped airing ads for the May 22 contest on Sunday.

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