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In Hawaii, Democratic battles loom for U.S. Senate, governor
In Hawaii, Democratic battles loom for U.S. Senate, governor

Intraparty quarrels among Republicans have littered the political landscape this election cycle, but a battle among Democrats is set to take center stage Saturday in Hawaii, as Sen. Brian Schatz looks to stave off a formidable challenge from Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.  The contest, rife with ethnic and generational contrasts, comes two years after Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Schatz -- then his lieutenant governor -- to the seat held for nearly five decades by the widely beloved Daniel K. Inouye, who died in December 2012.  Among Inouye's deathbed wishes: that Abercrombie appoint Hanabusa, Inouye's protégé, to the Senate...

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