Hirono leads in race for Democratic Senate nod

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - In the contests to determine which candidates will fight for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Daniel Akaka, Representative Mazie Hirono (58,923 votes, 58.23%) leads opponent Ed Case (41,075 votes, 40.59%) for the Democratic nomination, with former governor Linda Lingle holding a comfortable lead in the race for the Republican nomination with 17,886 votes or a whopping 92.48%.

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