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Hirono, Gabbard sworn in today

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:51 p.m. HST, Jan 03, 2013

Hawaii's first woman senator was sworn in with the new Congress today.

Mazie Hirono, who served three terms in the U.S. House after first winning election in 2006, is succeeding Daniel Akaka, who retired from the Senate after 22 years.

Hirono joins Sen. Brian Schatz, who was sworn in last week to succeed the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who died Dec. 17.

The newest member of the state's congressional delegation is Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat who was sworn in to the House. Gabbard is a former Honolulu City Council member and Iraq war veteran. At 31, she will be one of the youngest members of Congress.

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loquaciousone wrote:
Mazie Hirono our new JUNIOR Senator. nyuk nyuk nyuk...
on January 3,2013 | 06:05AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Mom was disappointed.
on January 3,2013 | 08:09AM
Anonymous wrote:
on January 3,2013 | 08:31AM
false wrote:
She soitenly is.
on January 3,2013 | 10:30AM
entrkn wrote:
If Mazie Hirono really cares about Hawaii, she will find a more appropriate role and free that Senate seat for a much younger person who will be able to accrue much more seniority than Mazie ever could...
on January 3,2013 | 08:08AM
Anonymous wrote:
A great combination of youth, experience and diversity coming from Hawaii. Make us proud!
on January 3,2013 | 08:30AM
DABLACK wrote:
Please don't be too hard on Mazie. We need to at least give her and Tulsi a chance to represent the people. Should that fail....vote them out. Personal comments will only bother people who thinks they can do better. Bet if it were their relative.....it'll be different huh !
on January 3,2013 | 09:04AM
frontman wrote:
Another low day for Hawaii.
on January 3,2013 | 09:15AM
MaWy wrote:
Wishing best of luck to Hawaii's Congressional delegation in the New Year - go get 'em! :)
on January 3,2013 | 10:16AM
loquaciousone wrote:
First woman, first Buddist, first hindu, but last in senority and experience.
on January 3,2013 | 10:36AM
loquaciousone wrote:
First woman, first Buddist, first Hindu, but last in senority.
on January 3,2013 | 10:36AM
false wrote:
Can't honestly say that Hirono will ever contribute anything.
on January 3,2013 | 11:45AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Even a blind squirrel occasionally stumbles upon a nut...
on January 3,2013 | 11:54AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Under achiever and follower.....
on January 3,2013 | 01:04PM
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