Will Hanabusa’s Push in Puna Be Enough?

In the Hawaii Senate race, Brian Schatz holds a narrow lead over the congresswoman, but it might be enough to keep him in office.

·By Nick Grube

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz embraced U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono on Saturday night and told her he was replaying the events of a colleague’s life.

“I feel like Al Franken,” he said.

Franken is Minnesota’s junior senator, who in 2008 was locked in a tight race with Republican Norm Coleman. They were separated by only a handful of votes, and it took nearly nine months and a lawsuit to settle who won.

Schatz finds himself in a similarly close race.

Colleen Hanabusa and Brian Schatz hug at the Democratic Party Unity Breakfast the morning after

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