Hanabusa to Decide on Senate Run by August

Chad Blair/Civil Beat

At a town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in Palolo Tuesday night, the question on everybody's mind came early during the Q&A session: Is she going to run for the U.S. Senate?

Hanabusa was prepared.

"I think it is something that anyone who has been around thinks about, and I am giving it thought," she replied. "Because it is a major situation in terms of how you can best serve Hawaii. And that has always been my fundamental guide. And if I feel that it will [be my guide], it will tip it that way. But, right now, there is so much to concentrate on in the House."

In a Q&A with Civil Beat, Hanabusa opens up about a possible 2012 Senate race to fill the seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka.

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