Councilman considers congressional run to replace Hanabusa

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu City Councilman Ikaika Anderson is reportedly considering a congressional run to fill the seat being vacated by Colleen Hanabusa.

The Honolulu Star Advertiser says that Anderson has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission but has not yet officially declared his candidacy for the seat, saying he's still talking about it with his family.

In May, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa announced in a seven-paragraph letter on her web site that she'll run for the U.S. Senate next year.

Hanabusa will challenge Sen. Brian Schatz, who holds the seat once held by long term Sen. Daniel Inouye.

Councilman Stanley Chang is the only other declared candidate in the race.

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