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Hanabusa files papers to run in special election for House

Colleen Hanabusa files papers to run in the special election (Image: Hanabusa for Hawaii) Colleen Hanabusa files papers to run in the special election (Image: Hanabusa for Hawaii)

HONOLULU (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has filed papers to run in the special election to serve the last two months of the late U.S. Rep. Mark Takai's term.

The special election will be held as part of the Nov. 8th general election.

Hanabusa says she has the experience and relationships in Congress to protect Hawaii's interests in the lame-duck session. She says if Hillary Clinton is elected president, the Republican-controlled Congress may try to push through legislation before she takes office. Hanabusa says she's ready to fight irresponsible policy decisions.

Hanabusa won the Democratic primary Saturday and hopes to return to her old seat in the U.S. House. She faces Republican Shirlene Ostrov and other challengers in the general election.

The Office of Elections made nomination papers available Monday.

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