POSTED: 3:08 p.m. HST, Aug 22, 2012
U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono and former Gov. Linda Lingle have agreed to five debates before their November general election for U.S. Senate, sources say.
Debates will be held on Sept. 6 with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce; Oct. 8 with KHON and AARP Hawaii; Oct. 16 with KITV; Oct. 18 with PBS Hawaii; and Oct. 22 with Hawaii News Now and the Star-Advertiser.
Hirono, a Democrat, and Lingle, a Republican, are competing to replace U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii.