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  •  Hanabusa sticks to HI-01, ducks Senate race (12+ / 0-)

    The announcement she sent out via the mailing list for her own supporters was notable not only for the decision itself (one I, like most here, was hoping for) but also for the way it is worded. It says, in part,

    At this moment, stability in Hawai'i’s Congressional representation is critical. I believe that a change in both Hawai'i seats in the U.S. House, along with a seat in the U.S. Senate, could seriously undermine our efforts to continue vital funding for the military in Hawai'i and preserve such cherished programs as the East West Center, while threatening other federal support that has helped keep our economy moving in these difficult times... This decision is an opportunity, not a sacrifice. I love my job.

    (emphasis in the original)
    I think that sounds exactly the right notes. This graceful exit should be recalled in her favor, when the time comes. No one wanted Ed Case to exploit successfully an opportunity represented by a split in the progressive wing.

    A Republican is a person who says we need to rebuild Iraq but not New Orleans. - Temple Stark

    by Christopher Walker on Thu Aug 25, 2011 at 07:23:47 AM PDT

    •  For sure! (2+ / 0-)
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      raatz, MichaelNY

      The protege to Inouye will move up to the Senate, in 2016.

      19, Chairman DKE Gay Caucus, male, Dem, (College IN-09) (Raised IL-03, IL-09) Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren for Senate!

      by ndrwmls10 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 at 07:27:52 AM PDT

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      •  She made the right decision (2+ / 0-)
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        and the senate seat is worth waiting 5 years for. Any guesses on where the Hirono/Case match stand. I haven't seen any "legitimate" polling of just a two way primary, so we have no idea whether Mazie is crushing ed or if its a lot closer then we think.

        •  I hate to (1+ / 0-)
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          MichaelNY

          assume, but in this case I wouldn't worry.

          19, Chairman DKE Gay Caucus, male, Dem, (College IN-09) (Raised IL-03, IL-09) Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren for Senate!

          by ndrwmls10 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 at 08:26:33 AM PDT

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