Political Radar


July 2nd, 2014

Retired Army Lt. General Karl Eikenberry, President Barack Obama's former ambassador to Afghanistan, has endorsed U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary for Senate.

Hanabusa is up against U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz.

From Eikenberry:

I have maintained close contact with Congresswoman Hanabusa and firmly believe she would make a brilliant senator for the State of Hawaii. She is considered one of the bright stars in the House Armed Services Committee with tremendous knowledge of the appropriations process and complete command of our nation’s strategic pivot to Asia. She thinks strategically and is always working to move the United States and Hawaii to positions of future advantage.

And Congresswoman Hanabusa remains inspirational. Last September, I asked her to meet with a group of thirteen Stanford undergraduates who were in Washington, DC attending a two-week study program. Every one of the students later said that their session with the Congresswoman was the highlight of a very busy stay in our nation’s capital. When I asked them why this was so, their answers included: “Sincere” “Committed” “Concerned” “Honest” “Smart” “Likes representing her people” and “Communicates well”

I could not say it any better. The United States and people of Hawaii will be well served when Colleen Hanabusa joins the ranks of the United States Senate.

6 Responses to “Ambassador”

  1. innocent observer:

    agree with the general's assessment of hanabusa 100%; she is indeed head and shoulders about schatz.

  2. Manoa Kahuna:


  3. Especially Incognito:

    Senator Inouye must have had a reason to pick hannabusa to replace him.

    Maybe again I say, they may connect the Keystone Pipeline to Hawaii.

  4. hossana:

    With this latest endorsement of Hanabutta, more I'm determined to vote for Schatz. All of my friends have also said the same thing at dinner this evening.

  5. Especially Incognito:

    Seems a snotty comment made.

  6. Jay Reardon:

    Oh Senator Inouye picked his own successor? Didn't America fight a war to get away from Kings and Queens and feudalism?

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