Experience, party allegiance top Lingle-Hirono debate
By Derrick DePledge
Sept. 7, 2012
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono and former Gov. Linda Lingle, who are vying for a U.S. Senate seat in November, met for the first of five debates Thursday at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, left, tried to tie former Gov. Linda Lingle to the Republican presidential ticket. Lingle said Hirono has been ineffective in Congress.