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Hawaii governor names new senator

HONOLULU — Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz of Hawaii was appointed Wednesday to succeed the late US Senator Daniel Inouye.

Governor Neil Abercrombie announced the appointment after receiving a list of three candidates from the state Democratic Party earlier in the day. The other candidates were US Representative Colleen Hanabusa and Esther Kiaaina, a deputy director in the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

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