GOP Candidate in Hawaii Doesn’t Call for Repeal of Health Care Reform
Charles Djou, a Honolulu city councilman who’s mounting a strong — and lucky* — campaign for Hawaii’s first congressional district, doesn’t sound like he’s joining the “repeal health care reform” bandwagon. B.J. Reyes reports on a candidate forum in Honolulu:
Although Djou said he would have voted against the bill, he stopped short of saying he would join GOP efforts to repeal it.
“I think if we do not dramatically reform it and introduce a number of reforms … then yes, we do need to repeal,” Djou said. “But let’s try to work on dramatic reform first.”
Another report on the candidate forum confirms this — Djou wants to look at reform first, and repeal it if and when Democrats refuse to accept more GOP ideas. Djou isn’t exactly pounding the table about this issue.
*He’s facing two credible Democrats in a winner-take-all race, raising the possibility that he could win with a plurality of the vote in a split field.