DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen: We’ll have to ‘re-evaluate’ spending $$ on HI-01 Race

This bit of news follows Colleen Hanabusa remarks yesterday, in which she reiterated that she will not be dropping out of the race.

From Politico:

DCCC to ‘re-evaluate’ Hawaii special

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is re-evaluating whether to continue to spend money in this month’s Hawaii special election, Chairman Chris Van Hollen told POLITICO Thursday.

With former Democratic Rep. Ed Case and Democratic state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa splitting the Democratic vote against Republican Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou, Van Hollen said the committee recognized challenges to winning the race.

Asked if the committee would continue to spend money in the 1st District special election, Van Hollen responded: “We’ll have to re-evaluate based on the situation. The Democrats haven’t been able to come together and resolve this issue. Right now, it’s extremely difficult. So right now, we’ll have to re-evaluate that.”

Translation: Van Hollen is extremely nervous about his party’s chances to win the election.

Politico points out that the DCCC has “spent over $243,000 on TV ads blasting Djou.”

$243,000 most likely down the tubes. I love it.

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