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Hanabusa to seek re-election, announcement expected this week

Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa is expected to announce this week that she will defend the House seat she won last November.

Hanabusa already has one challenger, and it's a familiar foe.

Last week, Republican Charles Djou said he would try to unseat Hanabusa in next year's election, but first he will deploy for several months with the Army Reserves in Afghanistan.

Djou had previously held the First District seat after beating Hanabusa and Ed Case in a special election last year to fill the seat vacated by Neil Abercrombie.

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