Former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou, a Republican, officially announced today that he is running for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District seat.

Djou himself broke the news on KSSK.

Djou briefly served in Congress in 2010 when he won a special election to replace Neil Abercrombie, who resigned to run for governor. Colleen Hanabusa, a Democrat, defeated Djou in the general election that year.

Hanabusa is now running for the U.S. Senate. Seven Democrats are running for her CD1 seat.


Photo: Charles Djou with Michael Perry and Larry Price. (Twitter)

—Chad Blair