Thursday 19th January 2017,

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Record Number of Asian Americans Could Serve in Congress in 2017

posted by Louis Chan

VoteBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

An analysis of the Congressional elections by AsAmNews has projected it’s possible, even likely, a record number of Asian Americans will serve in Congress in 2017, tying or surpassing the record 12 Asian Americans currently serving in Congress.

30 Asian American candidates are running on the November ballot in … Read more

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CBS: Bid to stop Friday’s special election in Hawaii fails

posted by Randall

Colleen HanabusaAn effort by Colleen Hanabusa to stop Friday’s special election in the Democratic race for the US Senate in Hawaii has failed, reports CBS.

A judge rejected a lawsuit by Hanabusa who argued roads were still closed and power out in the two precincts and that it was too soon after the storm for … Read more


Daily Caller: Hawaii’s Governor Did Himself in by Angering Asian American Voters

posted by Randall

Neil AbercrombieThe former head of Hawaii’s Republican Party says Governor Neil Abercrombie hurt himself by angering the state’s large Asian American voting population and underestimating the old guard of the Democratic Party.

Abercrombie was trounced in this weekend’s primary by State Senator David Ige 67% to 31%.

David Chang, the former chair of the Hawaii Republican … Read more

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Star Advertiser: Gov Abercrombie apologizes for questioning Inouye’s death bed wish

posted by Randall

Inouye clintonThe Star Advertiser reports that Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie has apologized for questioning the legitimacy of a letter said to be written by Senator Daniel Inouye 30 minutes before his death.

The letter to the Governor from Inouye requested  that Abercrombie appoint Colleen Hanabusa to replace him.

Abercrombie, who instead chose his Lt Governor Brian … Read more

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Washington Post: Gov. Abercrombie questions authenticity of Sen Inouye’s dying wish

posted by Randall

InouyeHawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie is questioning the authenticity of a letter from Daniel Inouye said to be the Senator’s dying wish, reports the Washington Post.

The letter believed to be written a half hour before the Senator died requested that Colleen Hanabusa succeed him.

The Governor ignored that request and instead appointed his Lieutenant governor … Read more

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Huffington Post: President Obama endorses Schatz over Hanabusa in Hawaii Senate race

posted by Randall

Colleen Hanabusa The Huffington Post reports that President Obama has endorsed Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz in the hotly contested Democratic primary with Colleen Hanabusa (pictured).

Hanabusa had been the late Senator Daniel Inouye’s choice to replace him when he died, but Governor Neil Abercrombie appointed Schatz instead.

It’s rare for a president to get involved in a … Read more


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