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Djou wins GOP nomination for Hawaii US House seat

The Associated Press

Former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou will get the chance to retake the urban Honolulu U.S. House seat he lost two years ago.

The judge advocate general in the Army Reserve won the Republican nomination for the 1st Congressional District during Saturday's primary election with nearly 96 percent of the vote with 83 percent of precincts reporting. The 41-year-old took a detour from the campaign with a deployment to Afghanistan. He was the expected winner in a field with two other Republicans, C. Kaui Amsterdam and John Giuffre.

He now faces Democratic U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa who defeated him in the November 2010 general election by 6 percentage points.

Djou represented the urban Honolulu district for seven months when he won a three-way special election.