Oahu Democrats Pick Up Dan Inouye's Torch

Chad Blair/Civil Beat

The office of Honolulu mayor is nonpartisan, but such is the power of Oahu Democrats that Kirk Caldwell felt compelled to address the party's convention Saturday.

Caldwell carried with him a framed autographed photograph of John F. Kennedy that was given to Daniel K. Inouye in 1960, one youthful leader to another.

"We are Democrats," Caldwell told several hundred delegates packing the Aloha Stadium Hospitality Room. "Let's pick up the torch carried by Sen. Inouye. We need to be keepers of that torch."

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