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U.S. Senate race splits veteran Dem operatives

By Richard Borreca

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 03, 2013

~~<p>After the death of Hawaii's senior Sen. Daniel K. Inouye in December, the conventional Washington, D.C., wisdom had his Senate seat flowing smoothly to his U.S. House prot&eacute;g&eacute;, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.</p>
<p>The logic was that Hanabusa offered a serious body of work as a leading Democrat in the state Senate, pushing forward reforms in public worker contracts, education and drug policy.</p>
~~

After the death of Hawaii's senior Sen. Daniel K. Inouye in December, the conventional Washington, D.C., wisdom had his Senate seat flowing smoothly to his U.S. House protégé, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.

The logic was that Hanabusa offered a serious body of work as a leading Democrat in the state Senate, pushing forward reforms in public worker contracts, education and drug policy. Login for more...



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