Friday, August 11, 2006

Wow, Another Primary Fight

The media has ignored a highly competitive primary in Hawaii, where the veteran Senator Daniel Akaka (D) is being challenged by Rep. Ed Case. Akaka, 82, leads the 53 year old Case 47%-45% in the latest poll.

Akaka, in the tradition of Hawaii politics, is of Japanese descent, and has served continuously since being appointed to the Senate in 1990. If nominated, Case will likely become the first white senator from Hawaii.

In the overwhelmingly Democratic Hawaii, the Democratic nominee is unlikely to meet a significant challenge from a Republican in the general election.


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