01/02/2014 04:54 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Ethnic And Generational Divides In The Hanabusa-Schatz Battle

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HONOLULU — Daniel K. Inouye, the most revered and powerful figure in Hawaii political history, had a deathbed wish: that Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) would appoint his protegee, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, to replace him in the Senate. But Abercrombie upended this island state’s political order by tapping the younger Brian Schatz, then the lieutenant governor.

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