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DSCC CHAIRMAN PATTY MURRAY STATEMENT ON THE RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT OF SENATOR DANIEL AKAKA

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Patty Murray released the following statement on Senator Jeff Bingaman's decision to retire.

"Senator Akaka has served this country with distinction for his entire adult life. All Americans are grateful for his service. He will be missed, but Democrats will absolutely keep his seat. With a heavily-leaning Democratic electorate and their native son up for re-election as President of the United States, we are confident the people of Hawaii will continue to have two Democrats serving them in the United States Senate."