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Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz Will Succeed Daniel Inouye in U.S. Senate

Marc_H Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 9:04 PM
correct a traitor by any other name....

In a somewhat surprising maneuver, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie has chosen one of his own deputies -- Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz -- to succeed the late Daniel Inouye in the United States Senate. Politico has the scoop:

Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz will fill the seat of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced Wednesday, despite a request from Inouye that Abercrombie select a different contender.

“I’m humbled and honored by this opportunity and obligation to serve the people of Hawaii and the people of America,” Schatz said at a press conference. “No one can fill Sen....