Obama e-mail asks Hawaii voters to back a Democrat
HONOLULU — President Obama is again asking Hawaii voters to choose a Democrat to fill Hawaii's vacant congressional seat.
Obama's name appears on an e-mail sent Tuesday by Organizing for America. It is the successor to Obama's 2008 presidential campaign that now is run by the Democratic National Committee.
Obama notes in the e-mail that he was born and mostly raised in Hawaii. He says there are two "outstanding Democrats" running for the post — state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa and former U.S. Rep. Ed Case. He says he wants another Democratic ally in Congress.
The e-mail also provides links to voting information.
Obama has endorsed neither candidate.
The leading Republican in the race is Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou.