Inouye’s last wish was for Hanabusa


From left, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie and candidate Tulsi Gabbard celebrate their election victories at the Japanese Cultural Center, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

The death of longtime Hawaii Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye leaves Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) with the task of choosing his replacement from a pool of three options the state Democratic Party will provide. 

While the timeline for replacing Inouye is yet to be determined, one name stands out as the most likely pick: Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. Reason number one: the senator's last wish was to have Hanabusa replace him.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Politics

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Next Story
Rosalind S. Helderman · December 18, 2012

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.