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Syria question could be key in U.S. Senate race

By Richard Borreca

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 06, 2013

~~<p>One union does not a landslide make, so this week's United Public Workers' endorsement of Democratic U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa for the U.S. Senate shows how closely fought next year's primary will be.</p>
<p>Organized labor will be a big part of next year's primary race because voter turnout is likely to be low, perhaps less than 45 percent of registered voters. With such a small base, any pressure group will have a big influence, so labor is a key part of the equation.</p>
~~

One union does not a landslide make, so this week's United Public Workers' endorsement of Democratic U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa for the U.S. Senate shows how closely fought next year's primary will be.

Organized labor will be a big part of next year's primary race because voter turnout is likely to be low, perhaps less than 45 percent of registered voters. With such a small base, any pressure group will have a big influence, so labor is a key part of the equation. Login for more...



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