04/15/2014 05:54 pm ET

Brian Schatz's Biggest 2014 Headache? The Governor Who Appointed Him

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In at least a pair of high-profile media interviews in recent months, Abercrombie stoked the tensions surrounding his controversial decision to appoint Schatz. The result has been a renewed focus on Abercrombie's choice to tap his lieutenant governor for the job that late-senator Daniel Inouye (D) wanted to go to his protege, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii).

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