Hawaii Senate Primary Between Schatz, Hanabusa Too Close To Call


As of Sunday morning, the Democratic primary election for the Hawaii U.S. senate seat was still too close to call, with Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) holding onto a small lead over Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI).

With about 99 percent of precincts reporting, Schatz had 49.3 percent of the vote and Hanabusa had 48.6 percent of the vote, according to Politico.

Schatz was appointed to the Senate seat by Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D), who was ousted in his own primary Saturday night.

Hanabusa, the late Sen. Dan Inoyue’s (D-HI) pick to succeed him, put up a notable challenge to Schatz, who had endorsements from prominent Democrats and more campaign cash.

Results from some of the precincts in Hawaii were delayed due to Tropical Storm Iselle. Two precincts delayed voting due to the storm.