Akaka and Case Receive Endorsements

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Senator Daniel Akaka received a major endorsement in his bid for re- election Tuesday. Sixteen members of the Hawaii State Legislature threw their support behind Senator Akaka.

The Democratic lawmakers included House Speaker Calvin Say and Senate President Robert Bunda. It s a clear display of favoritism in a race between two members of their own party.

Akaka's main opponent, Congressman Ed Case received two endorsements of his own Tuesday. The Hawaii Restaurant Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are supporting Case.