former Congressman Charles Djou
former Congressman Charles Djou
former Congressman Charles Djou

HONOLULU – Today, Charles K. Djou’s congressional campaign announced the endorsement of his Congressional campaign by U.S. Senator John S. McCain III (R-Arizona).

“I have been impressed by Charles’ independence and integrity as a state legislator, city councilman and congressman.  Even more important, as one veteran to another, I am proud of Charles’ service to our country in Afghanistan,” stated Sen. McCain.  “As a political maverick myself, I respect Charles’ independent style of politics.  America needs good people with strong credentials and a willingness to stand up for what is right against the corrosive special interests in Washington D.C.”

“As a veteran, I am honored to have earned the support of an American hero in John McCain,” stated Congressman Djou.  “I look forward to working with Sen. McCain in Congress for the benefit of Hawaii and America.”

Sen. McCain represents Arizona in the U.S. Senate and was the 2008 Republican nominee for President.  Djou was introduced to Sen. McCain in 1998 by Orson Swindle.  Swindle was the GOP nominee for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District in 1994 and 1996; both McCain and Swindle were POWs in Vietnam at the infamous “Hanoi Hilton.”

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