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State Sen. Kim to apply for vacant U.S. Senate seat

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

State Senator Donna Mercado Kim announced Friday that she will submit her name for consideration to fill the late Daniel K. Inouye's U.S. Senate seat.

Senator Donna Mercado Kim was first elected to the State House of Representatives in 1982, representing Salt Lake and Moanalua. She has represented Hawaii 's l4th Senatorial District since 2000.

The announcement comes one day after after Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz confirmed he is applying for the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and State Rep. Will Espero have also said they will apply for the position.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie will choose Inouye's replacement from a list of three candidates sent to him by the state Democratic party. The party's central committee plans to meet Dec. 28. The deadline for applications is Monday.

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