My Senator, Mazie Hirono, from Hawai'i, Campaigns for Ed Markey [View all]
On Tuesday night, my former House colleague, Ed Markey, won the Democratic nomination in the special election to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate -- and I couldn't be more excited at the prospect of serving with Ed again.
I've always admired him for his tireless leadership on clean and renewable energy, an important issue for Hawaii and our nation -- and his would be a welcome voice in the Senate.
In the 65 hours since Ed became the Democratic nominee, right-wing groups from across the country have descended on Massachusetts to attack Ed and prop up his Republican opponent. He needs our help, especially since the general election is next month.
We Democrats can't let that happen again, especially with so many issues coming before the Senate over the next several months -- from reforming our immigration system to how to protect critical programs for our keiki and kupuna.