February 26, 2011

PUTTING THE FORK IN (via Steve Jacobson)

Inouye doubts he can help Akaka as much with 2012 fundraising (Derrick DePledge, Feb 25, 2011, Honolulu Star Advertiser)

U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye said he would continue to support U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka if Akaka runs for re-election in 2012, but Inouye warned that he may not be able to help Akaka as much as he has in the past with fundraising and questioned his fellow Democrat's fundraising pace.

In an interview Thursday night on Insights on PBS Hawaii, Inouye said any doubts about Akaka's age should apply to him as well, since they both are 86-years-old. He also defended Akaka's record and understated style. But he said that circumstances have changed since he and other Democrats rallied to Akaka's side when he was challenged in the primary by former congressman Ed Case in 2006.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 26, 2011 8:38 AM
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