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Trade Unions To Endorse Schatz This Afternoon

·By civilbeat

A union official said the Hawaii Building and Construction Trades Council and at least one of its member unions will announce this afternoon they are endorsing Sen. Brian Schatz for re-election.

The obvious question is why not wait to see if Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is running for the seat. 

“We’re trying to push her to run against the governor,” said the official, who is involved in the process. “She’s not getting the endorsements from HBCT or the trade unions if she runs against the senator.”

As for Schatz, the official