Daniel Inouye's Guide To Getting Elected
WASHINGTON — Back then, people called him Danny. The year was 1959 and Daniel Inouye was a rookie senator in Hawaii's Territorial Legislature.
With his sights set on an open seat in the U.S. House that was newly created for the 50th state, 34-year-old Inouye drew up a list of "campaign instructions" to get him there.
It appears they worked.
More than one dozen successful campaigns later, Inouye is a political legend in Hawaii and one of the most influential senators in Washington.