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Hanabusa gets aggressive in Hawaii Senate debate
The Hill (blog)
Hanabusa, looking to make up ground as Schatz has led most public polling of the race, said Schatz had “convinced” Hawaii Gov.
Hawaii Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa went on the offensive during Monday evening’s debate with Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz. Hanabusa questioned Schatz’s appointment and questioned his competence in office. Hanabusa claimed that Schatz ‘convinced" Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie to appoint him to the U.S. Senate over Hanabusa. Former Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye had asked that Hanabusa replace him as his dying wish. Schatz went after Hanabusa’s record on Social Security, a major focus of his campaign. Schatz has led the polls and "has much more money" for the 09 August primary election. Aloha, Russ.