Open U.S. Senate Race Rare in Hawaii

·By Chad Blair

Sens. Dan Akaka and Dan Inouye at a hearing in Hawaii.

File photo.

The last time there was no incumbent in a Hawaii U.S. Senate race, Gerald Ford was in the White House.

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  1. An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that Oren Long was a Republican.