I can no longer merely watch from the sidelines as the “politics as usual” in Washington threatens the very fabric of our lives and the security of our democracy slips further and further every day.
If Hooser enters the race, that will bring to three the number of Democrats running for CD2 — that is, the 2nd Congressional District.
The last time the seat became open, eight well-known Democrats vied for the seat, as did two well-known Republicans.
Less then a year away from the 2012 primary, why are there not more candidates in the race?
One of the declared candidates is a Honolulu City Council member — Tulsi Gabbard — and the other is someone few people have heard of — Esther Kiaaina, an employee of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Both are Democrats.
Mufi Hannemann and Kirk Caldwell are interested in the race (or maybe Colleen Hanabusa‘s CD1 seat, if she elects to run for Senate), and we may hear from both shortly. Strange, however, that no announcement has come yet, though the incumbent, Mazie Hirono, announced three months ago that she would leave the seat to run for the U.S. Senate.