From an EMILY’s List email Monday (June 24):

For nearly 50 years, my husband, Dan, served the people of Hawai’i and this nation in the U.S. Senate. … Right before he passed away last December, Dan asked for Colleen Hanabusa to serve out his term. … Dan knew she worked hard and was a leader. …

I’m honoring Dan’s last wish and putting my full support behind Colleen Hanabusa. I’m asking you to do the same and contribute to her campaign right now. …

I’m moved to see an outpouring of support for Dan’s last wish. … Colleen will carry the same torch, fighting for fairness and opportunity for all in the Senate. Thank you for your consideration.

Irene Hirano Inouye

(Read Civil Beat’s story, Can Inouye’s Ghost Take Down Sen. Brian Schatz?)

Sen. Inouye in state at the Capitol Rotunda courtesy Brian Tseng.

—Chad Blair

Loading Inouye’s Widow: Honor Dan, Donate To Colleen Hanabusa

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