"U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono swept to a triumphant victory over former Gov. Linda Lingle tonight in the campaign for U.S. Senate."reports Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
|Rep. Mazie Hirono (source: Wikipedia)|
"Hirono, a Democrat, led Lingle, a Republican, 63 percent to 35.5 percent after early votes were counted in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii. The Associated Press and CNN called the election for the Democrat shortly after the polls were scheduled to close at 6 p.m. but while some voters were still waiting in lines to cast ballots."
"Hirono, 65, is the first Asian-American woman elected to the Senate."
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