By Ed Diokno
With 18 House Representatives and U.S. Senators, including two non-voting members from the territories of America Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands, the 115th Congress will have the most Asian American and Pacific Islander members ever. From the day they officially sit in their Capitol offices, they will face … Read more
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
Incumbent Senator Brian Schatz has narrowly defeated Rep Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary for the US Senate, reports Hawaii News Now.
A special election held Saturday in two precincts along with 800 discovered absentee ballots in Maui determined the winner.
The final tally was 115,401 votes to Hanabusa’s 113,632.
Just 1635 votes separated … Read more
An 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
Colleen Hanabusa who trails Brian Schatz by 1635 votes says its still too soon after the storm to call an election, and is threatening to sue to stop it, reports the Huffington Post.
The … Read more
The 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
The race to finish out the term of Hawaii’s late Senator Daniel Inouye is too close to call and is not likely to be decided until several more weeks, reports Time.
The 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
Hawaii 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
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