January 02, 2014


Hawaii Primary Divides Democrats

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) "had a deathbed wish: that Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) would appoint his protegee, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D), to replace him in the Senate. But Abercrombie upended this island state's political order by tapping the younger Brian Schatz, then the lieutenant governor," the Washington Post reports.

"Now, a year after Inouye's death, the former senator's ghost lingers large over a bitter feud that is dividing Democrats along ethnic and generational lines here in President Obama's birthplace. With the outspoken support of Inouye's widow, Hanabusa is giving up her House seat to challenge Schatz in the 2014 primary."










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