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Posted: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 11:34 AM HST

Djou enters race for Hawaii Congressional seat

By Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) Former Hawaii Congressman Charles Djou has announced that he will run for Congress again.

His campaign confirmed Thursday he's running for the seat U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is vacating as she runs for U.S. Senate.

Republican Djou represented Hawaii's first Congressional district in Congress from 2010 to 2011. He served on the Budget Committee and Armed Services Committee in the House.

Hawaii Senate President Donna Mercado Kim is also running for the seat.

Djou is a major in the U.S. Army Reserve. After serving in Congress, he was deployed to Afghanistan.

Before his stint in Congress, Djou was on the Honolulu City Council. He also served in the Hawaii House of Representatives as minority floor leader.

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