11/07/2012 08:50 am ET | Updated Nov 07, 2012

Linda Lingle Election Results: Former Hawaii Governor Defeated By Mazie Hirono

Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle (R) lost to Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) in the race for U.S. Senate, the Associated Press projects. Lingle won two terms as governor, serving from 2002 to 2010.

Hirono, however, enjoyed a lead throughout the race to replace Retiring Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii.)

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