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Voters deserve more debates by Case, Hirono


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 17, 2012

~~<p>Hawaii voters have not contemplated such a dizzying array of election choices in years. With reapportionment, all the state legislative seats are up for a decision. There's a super-heated Honolulu mayoral race with implications for future development, congressional pairings and, oh, let's not forget the multibillion-dollar marathon wrestling match with four years in the White House as a prize.</p>
<p>But the argument could be made that the retirement of U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka has presented the electorate with its most consequential political opening. Whenever the senior Sen. Daniel Inouye ends his long tenure on Capitol Hill, his replacement, at least initially, will become junior to whoever wins the general election Nov. 6.</p>
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Hawaii voters have not contemplated such a dizzying array of election choices in years. With reapportionment, all the state legislative seats are up for a decision. There's a super-heated Honolulu mayoral race with implications for future development, congressional pairings and, oh, let's not forget the multibillion-dollar marathon wrestling match with four years in the White House as a prize.

But the argument could be made that the retirement of U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka has presented the electorate with its most consequential political opening. Whenever the senior Sen. Daniel Inouye ends his long tenure on Capitol Hill, his replacement, at least initially, will become junior to whoever wins the general election Nov. 6. Login for more...



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