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August 20, 2014 9:43 AM Hanabusa Throws in the Towel

By Ed Kilgore

Since Hawaii and Alaska politics are a pretty remote afterthought to most continental American observers, we might as well follow up the primary from the 49th state with a big development in the 50th: Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has decided against a legal challenge to Sen. Brian Schatz’ 1700 vote win in the August 9 primary (extended in two precincts to August 15).

So in the absence of a bitter overtime battle, Schatz should have no problem dispatching Republican Cam Cavasso in November.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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