By Derrick DePledge
On the day U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa formally announced her Democratic primary campaign against U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, the congresswoman earned her first endorsement.
The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers backed Hanabusa on Thursday.
Schatz, meanwhile, was endorsed by the Hawaii Fire Fighters Association and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
On Friday, Schatz is expected to receive the endorsement of the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers.