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Takai wins US House race, holding seat for Dems

HONOLULU (AP) - Democratic state Rep. Mark Takai has won the race to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and keep Hawaii's 1st Congressional District seat under Democrats' control.

The race between Takai and Republican Charles Djou brought outside money pouring in from the mainland on both sides.

Takai served for nearly 20 years in the state Legislature, where he was chairman of the House Committee on Veterans, Military and International Affairs.

Djou previously held the congressional seat for seven months in 2010 and 2011 after he won a three-way special election. But Djou lost his seat to Hanabusa in 2010, and she defeated him again in 2012.

Hanabusa gave up the seat when she unsuccessfully tried to unseat Sen. Brian Schatz in the Democratic primary.

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