Ten people have filed their candidacies to run in a Nov. 8 special election to fill out the remainder to fill out the remainder of the late U.S. Rep. Mark Takai’s term representing the 1st Congressional District through Jan. 3.

The special election will be held at the same time as an election for a full two-year term representing CD1, which covers urban Oahu. The regular election is a three-way race including Democrat Colleen Hanabusa, Republican Shirlene Ostrov and Libertarian Alan Yim.

All three of those candidates also filed before Thursday’s deadline to run in the special election. In a strange twist, so did Angela Kaaihue, who is also a candidate in the Nov. 8 race for the 2nd Congressional District, which covers rural Oahu and the neighbor islands.

While Kaaihue is running as a Republican for CD2, she filed as a Democrat in the CD1 special election.

Other candidates in the special election, and the parties they said they are affiliated with, include Peter Cross, Democrat; Calvin Griffin, nonpartisan; Howard Kim, Democrat; Javier Ocasio, Democrat; Yvonne Perry, nonpartisan; and Peter Plotzeneder, nonpartisan.

The Capitol in 2013.
The winner of the special election will serve in Congress only through Jan. 3. Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

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