Hanabusa in the House: 'I'm Different'

Chad Blair/Civil Beat

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has only been in Congress for five months, but already she is giving serious thought to running for the Senate next year.

Opportunities like the one created by U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka's retirement don't come around often, Hanabusa told Civil Beat.

In part 2 of our Q&A with Civil Beat, Hanabusa says that working in Washington "isn't as bad as people say it is."

She also assesses the Hawaii Legislature's 2011 session — the first without her leadership in over a decade.

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