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Inouye's political influence wanes as Schatz triumphs

By Richard Borreca

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 19, 2014

~~<p>Icons die hard. With an absurdly small margin of just 1,769 votes, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz beat U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa for the Democratic nomination for the open Hawaii seat in the U.S. Senate.</p>
<p>That tiny total, barring a last-minute challenge, still adds up to a total victory for Schatz and a big signal that politics in Hawaii has changed.</p>
~~

Icons die hard. With an absurdly small margin of just 1,769 votes, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz beat U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa for the Democratic nomination for the open Hawaii seat in the U.S. Senate.

That tiny total, barring a last-minute challenge, still adds up to a total victory for Schatz and a big signal that politics in Hawaii has changed. Login for more...



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