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  • Rep. Mazie K. Hirono, a Democrat, is defeating a former two-term governor by double digits in Hawaii, although polling in the state has been unreliable. She is riding a blue tide that includes native son President Obama at the top of the ballot. (Associated Press)

    Strong Republican a Senate long shot in Hawaii

    When the junior senator from Hawaii, Democrat Daniel K. Akaka, announced last year that he wouldn't seek a fifth term, the Republican Party immediately set its sights on the seat, viewing it as a tough but possible pickup in its quest to retake control of the Senate.


  • Democrat Rep. Mazie Hirono, right, hugs U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye after Hirono won the Democratic primary nomination for a Hawaii seat in the U.S. Senate, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

    Inside Politics: Hirono to battle Lingle for open seat in Senate from Hawaii

    Rep. Mazie K. Hirono won the Democratic primary in Hawaii for an open U.S. Senate seat, setting up a race in November against former Hawaiian Gov. Linda Lingle.


  • Senate hopeful in Hawaii launches a cable channel

    Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle is chasing surfers for their votes in Hawaii _ channel surfers.


  • Democrat Ed Case, a former two-term member of the U.S. House, has his eyes on retiring Sen. Daniel K. Akaka's seat in 2012. (Associated Press)

    First candidate files for Akaka's seat

    Former Rep. Ed Case of Hawaii is the first official candidate in what is expected to be a flood of candidates for the 2012 election to succeed retiring Sen. Daniel K. Akaka.


  • **FILE** Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, Hawaii Democrat (Bloomberg News)

    Akaka retirement opens door for GOP

    The retirement of four-term Sen. Daniel K. Akaka is likely to force Democrats, already facing a slew of tough races next year, to gear up for another battle in a state where they haven't lost a Senate race in more than 30 years — deep-blue Hawaii.


  • Former Rep. Neil Abercrombie addresses supporters at his campaign headquarters in Honolulu on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. Mr. Abercrombie won Hawaii's Democratic gubernatorial primary over longtime rival Mufi Hannemann. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

    Abercrombie, Aiona to vie for Hawaii governor

    Former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie convincingly won the Democratic nomination for Hawaii governor and will face Republican Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona in an attempt by Democrats to regain leadership of President Obama's birth state.


  • Hawaii governor vetoes same-sex union bill

    Hawaii's governor on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have permitted same-sex civil unions, ending weeks of speculation on how she would weigh in on the contentious, emotional debate.


  • American Scene

    Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle will ask government employees' unions to agree not to seek pay raises as the state faces a nearly $1 billion budget shortfall over the next three years.


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