Rep. Hanabusa Comes Out Swinging at Sen. Schatz in First TV Debate

Hoping to shift the race's momentum, the congresswoman stepped up her attacks on the senator she wants to replace.

·By Nick Grube

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa still doesn’t have anything nice to say about U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz.

Hanabusa, who’s trailing in the polls and in fundraising, took several swipes at the sitting senator during their first televised debate Monday on KITV.

In their third encounter in a week — the first two debates were broadcast only on the radio and the Internet — Hanabusa was more restrained. But she came out swinging in this first encounter where large numbers of voters around the state were examining them side by side.

In many ways, her aggressiveness was to be expected from a

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