Daniel Inouye, longest-serving US senator, nominated for a ninth term by Hawaii DemocratsBy AP
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Inouye gets Hawaii Democratic nod for Senate
HONOLULU — U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate, has been nominated by Hawaii Democrats to seek a ninth term.
The 86-year-old senator won the state’s Democratic primary Saturday with 89 percent of the vote in early returns.
Inouye will face Cam Cavasso, who won the Republican primary, in November’s election. Cavasso defeated two opponents with 69 percent of the vote in early returns.
Inouye has been a senator since 1963, and he’s the chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.
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