HONOLULU (AP) - Republican Charles Djou and Democrat Colleen Hanabusa have been busily mining the pocketbooks of politically interested individuals and interest groups in anticipation of their November 2 general election showdown. The two politicians are the presumed front-runners for their respective party nominations for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District in the September 18 primary election.
Neither faces well-funded or well-known intraparty opposition. Djou raised more than $205,000 between July 1 and August 29, and had almost $428,000 left in his war chest.
Hanabusa collected nearly $330,000 during the same period, and had about $404,000 left in her account.
The district represents Democratic President Barack Obama's birthplace.