Former Inouye aide joins Hanabusa campaign

HONOLULU (AP) - The late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye's former deputy chief of staff has joined U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa's senate campaign.

Hanabusa's campaign says Peter Boylan started working full-time as director of communications on Friday. He replaces Richard Rapoza, who will now work exclusively for Hanabusa's congressional office.

Boylan had been volunteering on the campaign, helping with communications.

Hanabusa is running against U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz. It was Inouye's dying wish to have Hanabusa succeed him. But Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Schatz, who was lieutenant governor.

After Inouye's death, Boylan was a senior manager for Time Warner Cable in Washington, D.C. Before joining Inouye's staff, he was a Honolulu Advertiser reporter.

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