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Hanabusa runs for old US House seat in Democratic primary

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By CATHY BUSSEWITZ
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Former Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is running for her old U.S. House seat in a Democratic primary that she's expected to win.

Hanabusa is seeking to fill the seat left vacant by U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, who died in July. She previously held the congressional seat for four years, but she gave it up to run for Senate in 2014. At the time, she was hoping to fulfill U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye's dying wish that she take his place.

If Hanabusa wins, she'll head to the general election, where she will run for the two-year term that begins in January and in a special election to finish the last two months of Takai's term.

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is also running in the Democratic primary to retain her seat.

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