February 6, 2016 | 73° | Check Traffic

Top News

Schatz thanks Obama for support in phone call

  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COMU.S. Sen. Brian Schatz spoke at his headquarters while tied with Hanabusa around 10:45 p.m. at the Pioneer Plaza Building.
    KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz spoke at his headquarters while tied with Hanabusa around 10:45 p.m. at the Pioneer Plaza Building.

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz says he directly thanked President Barack Obama in a phone call for his support during the Democratic primary.

Schatz said Monday it meant a lot to hear from the President on Sunday. He says Obama’s endorsement was important personally and to the campaign.

The White House says that in addition to endorsing Schatz, Obama recorded a robo-call on his behalf that went out to Hawaii residents on Election Day. Schatz also ran a TV ad highlighting Obama’s endorsement.

In the phone call, Schatz and Obama spoke about the future and working together for the country and for Hawaii.

They spoke before the president left Martha’s Vineyard for Washington to attend meetings before resuming vacation.

Schatz says it was heartwarming to hear from the president.

No comments
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.