Hawaii US Senate: Schatz Leads Hanabusa — Slightly

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz holds a lead on U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, but the race is still tight.

·By Nick Grube

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz was leading U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa early Sunday morning in the Democratic primary race to replace the late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. Hanabusa started off the evening with a slight lead but the results flipped as the night wore on.

The latest election results released Sunday morning had Schatz with 48.5 percent of the vote and Hanabusa with 47.8 percent, as of 3:25 a.m. Sunday.

Just 1,635 votes separate the two.

When news broke of the swing in Schatz’s favor his campaign headquarters erupted in cheers.

But no one was declaring victory. Some votes were still

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