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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:07 PM

Hawaii U.S. Senate seat: Gov Ambercrombie has appointed Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz

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Schatz, 40, was elected lieutenant governor in 2010. He ran unsuccessfully to succeed U.S. Rep. Ed Case in Hawaii's 2nd Congressional seat in 2006. Schatz served as CEO of Helping Hands Hawaii, a nonprofit social service agency on Oahu. Between 1998 and 2006, Schatz spent eight years in the state House of Representatives, representing the 25th district of Tantalus, Makiki and McCully.

In 2008, he served a spokesman for Barack Obama's presidential campaign in Hawaii. That same year, he was elected chairman of the Democratic Party of Hawaii.

Schatz grew up in Hawaii and attended Punahou School before traveling to California where he graduated from Pomona College. After returning from college, he taught at Punahou School.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/20427178/inouye-replacement-selection-meeting-under-way



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Reply Hawaii U.S. Senate seat: Gov Ambercrombie has appointed Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz (Original post)
Tx4obama Dec 2012 OP
Mass Dec 2012 #1
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #2
davidpdx Dec 2012 #3
NPolitics1979 Dec 2012 #4
msongs Dec 2012 #5
Thrill Dec 2012 #6

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:12 PM

1. Any particular reason aside the fact he is a white man?

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Response to Mass (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:17 PM

2. A few reasons from what I can tell from what Ambercrombie said ...


Gov said that Hanabusa is already in The House.
And that with Schatz he will be able to build up seniority.


Also, apparently Schatz is well liked by the committee: Initial vote tallies came to 48 votes for Schatz, 42 for Hanabusa and 39 for Kiaaina, sources said,

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:43 PM

3. I think Hanabusa will have a good shot at the other Senate seat

sometime down the road when it opens.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:04 PM

4. Hanabusa could run for Governor in 2018.

Gabbard could succeed Hirino in 2024.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:49 PM

5. gabbard? ugh, no thanks.... nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:08 PM

6. Any reason why they wouldn't just honor Inouye's request to pick Hanabusa?

They would have had two women Senators

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