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Oahu Democrats postpone Hirono-Case debate

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 1:30 a.m. HST, May 19, 2012

Oahu Democrats have postponed a joint forum with U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono and former U.S. Rep. Ed Case in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate that had been tentatively scheduled for Thursday.

The forum was going to be the first of five debates between Hirono and Case before the Aug. 11 primary to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii.

Now it appears that a forum before the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association on May 29 will be the first test.

Tony Gill, the chairman of the Oahu Democrats, said he made the decision to postpone the forum so there would be more time for preparation. Gill was scheduled to moderate the forum, which was to be televised on Olelo Community Media.

The initial debate roster had only one firm televised forum — PBS Hawaii on June 14.

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