Local Connection: Schatz Hanabusa Televised Debate

Local Connection: Schatz Hanabusa Televised Debate

By: Rick Blangiardi

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa graced our studios last week in their final debate and undecided voters no doubt have a better idea of whom they will support.

The good news is that both candidates are highly qualified for the seat that the late Sen. Daniel Inouye filled so well for so many years.

That’s important because whoever wins this seat may also well be in the U.S. Senate for many years to come. The Congresswoman and the Senator made their differences clear, on issues including Iraq, NSA spying and who has accomplished more in office so far.

It was the best platform for showing where the two candidates stand and how they differ. The feisty exchange was the best debate of all and we believe voters were well served. The main thing now is to make your choice known at the polls.

Don’t forget. Early walk-in voting starts July 28 and the last day to get your absentee application into the county clerk's office is August 2. The primary election is Saturday, August 9 and polls are open from 7 am to 6 pm.  Your vote counts!

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