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Tsutsui begins lieutenant gov re-election campaign

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HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui has begun campaigning for re-election to the post he was appointed to at the end of last year.

Tsutsui said Thursday that he has learned much about the responsibilities of the office and wants to continue working on state initiatives and programs.

Tsutsui was appointed to the post after Hawaii U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye died in December and then Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz was appointed to fill the seat.

Tsutsui is running on the same ticket as Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who has already announced a bid for re-election.

Tsutsui campaign officials say former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka will serve as an honorary chairman for the campaign.

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