Mitt Romney: Stand With Me, Hawaii’s Special Election

I like Mitt Romney’s tech savviness.

I like the 140-characters-or-less tweets he regularly sends to share his schedule, news, or thoughts.

I like his staccato tap-on-the-shoulder electronic notes that dart into our days to let us know when he needs a little help – a sort of cyber-space Romney reveille.  So, it was with curiosity that I read a tweet from him yesterday evening: “Stand with Me: We Must Redouble Our Efforts

Romney’s message:

Stand with Me: We Must Redouble Our Efforts

Tuesday’s elections are over but the hard work continues.

The November midterm elections will be here before we know it, and we need to do everything we can to ensure that we have the resources to win. With your generous support of $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500, or even the maximum $5,000 today, we can continue to fight to cut out wasteful spending, keep taxes low and defeat liberal attempts to grow the size of government.

But we don’t even need to wait until November to send another Republican to Congress. In just a few days, there is a special election being held in Hawaii’s First Congressional District, and Republican Charles Djou has a strong chance of winning — in a district that voted overwhelmingly for President Obama in 2008.

My PAC has been working extremely hard on behalf of Charles Djou, and your generosity has enabled us not only to send him direct monetary support, but also to raise funds directly for his campaign to ensure he has the resources he needs to win. A victory in Hawaii will set the stage for more conservative victories in November’s all-important midterm elections.

We have an historic opportunity this year to send a message of fiscal restraint and conservatism to all the big spenders in Washington. Will you stand with me by making a generous contribution to my PAC of $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500, or even the maximum $5,000 today? Your support will ensure that we have the resources we need to elect more conservative candidates throughout the country this November.

(emphasis mine)

We’ve received a ‘redouble our efforts’ reveille call to action. Stand with Governor Romney. Give generously! Info on where to send contributions here.


Just two days until the special mail-in election (May 22) in Honolulu, HI. Former congressman Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) leaves an open seat because he resigned to run for governor. Romney-endorsed Republican Charles Djou is running against two Democrats: state senate President Colleen Hanabusa and former 2nd District Congressman Ed Case. If Djou wins, he will become only the second Republican to represent Hawaii in the House. Read more about Charles Djou’s impressive background here.

Djou on Hannity April 21, 2010:

Djou: “My candidacy is built on a very simple premise. I understand every single dollar that the government spends comes from a family like yours.” 

You may have heard that this congressional seat is in Obama’s hometown district. Go Djou!

UPDATE 5/21/10: Campaigners for Djou have been rising early in the mornings to wave campaign signs on major highways in Honolulu. Many thanks to the Sunrise Crew, the Pau Hana Crew and the Mililani Crew. Here is video of the Mililani Crew waving signs in rainy Mililani May 21, 2010 (Charles Djou is the man in front, with black umbrella):

Pomaika’I tomorrow! (good luck)

Charles Djou Gets a Big Boost from Mitt Romney, Whose F&SA PAC Raised $1.5 Million Q1 2010

Charles Djou Mitt Romney Endorsement

On May 22nd, Hawaii will have a special election to choose who will represent them in Congress.  Is Charles Djou of Hawaii the Sequel to Scott Brown of Massachusetts? Mitt Romney seems to hope so.  He has provided a big boost to Charles Djou’s campaign by donating $2,500 and providing more exposure to this important race.  This race is a three-candidate race which gives Djou a much better chance to win than he would have against only one democratic candidate.  Mitt has had a very good record of helping the candidates he endorses get elected, and let’s hope it continues.

Will a Republican win the house seat representing President Obama’s official birthplace?

In related news, Mitt’s Free & Strong America PAC raised $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2010.  In the coming days, we’ll know how it stacks up to the other PACs of potential 2012 candidates.  If you want to help Mitt’s PAC acquire the resources it needs to continue to fund and support important races all over the country, check out one suggestion here.

Click here for a complete list of the PAC’s donations in the first quarter of 2010

Update: Mitt’s PAC raised almost 3x as much as Pawlenty’s.  We’re still waiting on SarahPac and HuckPac.

Update 2: SarahPAC raised $400,000 in Q1, but spent a lot of money on direct mail at the end of the quarter that should increase her totals for next quarter.

Final Update: All the Numbers are in