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Hawaii Senate

Warren Gets Behind Schatz In Big Dem Battle

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth (D-Mass.) weighed into the Hawaii Democratic primary battle between Sen. Brian Schatz and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in a fundraising email ...

Poll Shows Dead Heat In Hawaii's Fierce Democratic Primary

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU -- Just five months before the first votes are cast in Hawaii, likely Democratic primary voters are evenly split on who to support for the U....

Michael Bloomberg's Hawaii Fundraiser Fuels An Already Heated Senate Race

Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

On Thursday evening, a mere 48 hours after he steps down as New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg will arrive in Hawaii to headline a fundraiser for ...

Star Trek's George Takei Enters The Fray In Fierce Primary Battle

Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

Actor George Takei, most famous for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series, has declared his support for Hawaii Rep. Colleen Hanabus...

Hawaii Voting On Gay Marriage

Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

By OSKAR GARCIA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU — The Hawaii Senate is expected to pass a bill legalizing gay marriage on Tuesday, the final step ...

Hawaii Senators Promise Easy Vote On Same-Sex Marriage

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

Same-sex marriage legislation is expected to smoothly pass the Hawaii Legislature Tuesday and head to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his expected signature...

Hawaii Same-Sex Marriage Bill Just Days Away From Passage

Civil Beat | Chad Blair and Nathan Eagle | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

Eager to avoid the loud and lengthy protests over same-sex marriage that disrupted the Hawaii House of Representatives this week, the state Senate may...

Rep Announces Senate Challenge To Fellow Dem

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU — U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate on Thursday, setting up a primary showdown that almost c...

Bill Named After Aerosmith Frontman Goes To Vote

AP | ANITA HOFSCHNEIDER | Posted 05.05.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

HONOLULU — The Hawaii state Senate passed the so-called Steven Tyler Act Tuesday, a bill that seeks to protect celebrities from overeager papara...

Obama Connections Help With Contentious Pick

RealClearPolitics | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

Just hours after Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed him to fill the United States Senate seat that had been occupied for a half-century by the lat...

Hawaii Gets New Senator

Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Former Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz (D) was sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Thursday by Vice President Joe Biden. Schatz was chosen by Hawaii Gov. N...

Brian Schatz Tapped To Replace Sen. Daniel Inouye

Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Hawaii's Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz has been chosen to replace the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii). Hawaii Democrats picked U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabus...

Ukulele Player, 'Jersey Shore' Fist-Pumps Make Appearances At Hawaii Dem Meeting

Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

By BECKY BOHRER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU -- Hawaii Democrats on Wednesday were meeting to pick three names to forward to Gov. Neil Abercrombi...

Dem Senator's Departure Leaves 'Unsettling' Void

New York Times | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

It is a name that has echoed prominently through the Senate for years, even though most Americans know very little about the person himself. “Mr....

Congresswoman Reveals Plans To Pursue Late Senator's Seat

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

HONOLULU -- Rep. Colleen Hanabusa intends to apply for the Senate vacancy created by the death of Daniel Inouye (ih-NOH'-way) of Hawaii. A Hanabusa s...

Senator's Death Leaves Hole In State's Political Clout

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU — The death of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii leaves open a seat in the Senate to be filled by a Democrat, with U.S. Rep. Colleen Ha...

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Another Republican Senate Candidate Repudiates Mitt Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller on Wednesday became the latest Republican Senate candidate locked in a competitive race to distance himself from GOP president...

Unlikely Election Becomes Competitive

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

HONOLULU -- It's a once-in-a-generation occurrence: A competitive U.S. Senate race in Hawaii. That's exactly what may be shaping up as two Democrats,...

MoveOn Endorses Three More For Senate

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org came out with more Senate candidate endorsements on Thursday, throwing its large grassroots backing behind Sen. ...

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Takes Aim At Obamacare Support In Latest Ad Campaign

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

The nation's biggest business lobby launched an ad campaign on Tuesday supporting what it calls "Friends of the U.S. Chamber" candidates in four compe...

Linda Lingle Touted As Businesswoman 32 Years After Running A Newspaper

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

Democrats are chuckling over an ad by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce touting former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle's business experience. The Republican wh...

Star Trek's George Takei Donates In Hawaii Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

Former "Star Trek" actor George Takei is helping Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) prosper in Hawaii's U.S. Senate race by donating $500 to her campaign in...

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GOP Senate Candidate Comes Out Against Blunt Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senate candidate Linda Lingle, a Hawaii Republican, has broken with the majority of her party on the Blunt Amendment, saying she do...

Popular Republican Candidate Gives GOP Hope For Hawaii Senate Seat

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Linda Lingle, a former two-term governor of Hawaii, announced Tuesday that she is entering the state's Senate race, giving Republic...

HI-Sen: 53% Inouye (D), 40% Cavasso (R) (Rasmussen 10/13)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/13/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone Rasmussen release Hawaii 2010 Senate 53% Inouye (D), 40% Cavasso (...