HONOLULU – Despite a contrary report in this morning’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the debate between First Congressional District candidates Colleen Hanabusa and Charles Djou has been cancelled due to Djou’s refusal to attend.
“We want to be sure that voters are not disappointed when they tune in expecting to hear the candidates discuss issues, only to find that the debate is not on the air,” said Hanabusa spokesperson Richard Rapoza. “As was also the case with a televised candidate forum proposed by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs,
Mr. Djou apparently couldn’t make time to talk about the issues that affect Hawaii families.”
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs forum was initially scheduled for October 20. “As far as I know, Mr. Djou gave no reason for refusing to attend either the OHA or HPR debates. Colleen agreed to both,” Rapoza said.
Djou also pulled out of today’s Hawaii Primary Care Association forum, 3 p.m. at the Hilton Hawaiian Village; Hanabusa will attend.
Submitted by the Hanabusa campaign