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Hirono waves Democratic flag best


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2012

~~<p>Hawaii's door into the U.S. Senate swings open only rarely, which makes the vote in a change election like this one so consequential. The primary contest drew contenders in the two major parties, with Linda Lingle by far the Republicans' strongest standard-bearer, but it's the Democratic shootout that has generated all the excitement at this stage.</p>
<p>There, two candidates with substantial records are fighting it out for the top spot: U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono is vying with former Congressman Ed Case. Both have solid credentials within their party, but Democrats should tap Mazie Hirono as the one best suited to champion Democratic aims and the most clearly distinctive candidate to go up against former Gov. Lingle.</p>
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Hawaii's door into the U.S. Senate swings open only rarely, which makes the vote in a change election like this one so consequential. The primary contest drew contenders in the two major parties, with Linda Lingle by far the Republicans' strongest standard-bearer, but it's the Democratic shootout that has generated all the excitement at this stage.

There, two candidates with substantial records are fighting it out for the top spot: U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono is vying with former Congressman Ed Case. Both have solid credentials within their party, but Democrats should tap Mazie Hirono as the one best suited to champion Democratic aims and the most clearly distinctive candidate to go up against former Gov. Lingle. Login for more...



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