By Caleb Jones
HONOLULU (AP) - U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is seeking his first full term in the Senate after being appointed in 2012, and he starts that journey in Saturday's primary.
Hawaii's former governor chose Schatz to fill the seat that became vacant with the death of Sen. Daniel Inouye. And in 2014, Schatz was elected to fill out the remainder of Inouye's unexpired term.
Schatz faces four Democrats in the primary and is widely expected to advance to the general election. Four Republicans also are campaigning for the nomination.
Schatz serves on the Appropriations, Commerce Science and Transportation and Indian Affairs committees. He also serves on the Select Committee on Ethics.
He has introduced legislation on reducing the effects of climate change and promoting clean energy.