FILE – In this Friday, July 9, 2010 file photo, U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, is seen at the ceremony welcoming F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham in Honolulu. Inouye has died of respiratory complications, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, according to Inouye’s office. He was 88. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
HONOLULU (AP) — The death of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii leaves open a seat in the Senate to be filled by a Democrat, with U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa the immediate front-runner thanks to Inouye’s wishes.
It also leaves a huge hole in terms of Hawaii’s political clout.
Inouye had represented Hawaii in Congress since statehood in 1959, first in the House Login to read more