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Topic - Dante Carpenter
Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz on Wednesday was appointed the state's next U.S. senator, bucking the dying wishes of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye to win the support of Gov. Neil Abercrombie.
Although President Obama's standing in Washington has dropped a notch or two in the year since he and his family last spent their holiday vacation in this beach community, the thrill is definitely not gone for many Kailuans about his return here.
Inouye would be "very happy" with the choice, Hawaii Democratic Party chairman Dante Carpenter said.
"In the words of Sen. Dan Inouye — invoked more than once — seniority in the United States Congress is everything," Carpenter said.