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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 22, 2010

Statement from Neil Abercrombie on special election

Advertiser Staff

Neil Abercrombie, who gave up his seat in Congress to run for governor, released the following statement on the special election to replace him:

"I congratulate Mr. Djou. Serving in the United States House of Representatives, for whatever period of time, is a great honor and an even greater responsibility.

"The election for the full term to fill this seat will be in November. The majority of voters in the district supported Democratic candidates in this special election. I am confident that a Democrat will win the Congressional race in the general election.

"The people of Hawaii need a representative who will support President Obama's agenda and who will not cancel Hawaii's other vote in the U.S. House."