Daily Archives: May 22, 2010

GOP wins House seat in Obama’s home district

By HERBERT A. SAMPLE
Associated Press Writer
May 23, 12:35 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Republicans scored a midterm election victory Saturday when Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou won a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Barack Obama grew up – the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress.

Djou’s victory was a blow to Obama and other Democrats who could not rally around a candidate and find away to win a congressional race that should have been a cakewalk. The seat had been held by a Democrat for nearly 20 years and is located in the district where Obama was born and spent most of his childhood.

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“Should have been a cake walk?” Sweet!

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