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Can A Republican Win A Senate Seat In Blue Hawaii?

·By civilbeat

Hawaii’s Senate race is the focus of a recent NPR report. From our Capitol Watch blog:

That’s the title of this NPR report. Excerpts:

In Hawaii, the language of politics is a little different.

Take for example Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono delivering her version of the customary Democratic talking points: “Our next United States senator should share our values. Those are the values of protecting our kupuna — why I am such a strong voice for making sure that Social Security and Medicare remain strong for our kupuna. We need to protect our keiki.”

Keiki means “children.” Kupuna,