Schatz To Kick Off Re-Election Campaign

Still more than a year before his November, 2014 special election, Sen. Brian Schatz is planning to kick-off his campaign on Saturday.

The Schatz for Hawaii campaign will host its first organizational meeting for grassroots supporters on Saturday, March 30th from 9 am to 11 am in the Farrington High School cafeteria. The event is free to the public.

Billed as an organizational meeting, it points to one of the obstacles he faces. Having been appointed to replace the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, as opposed to having run for office, Schatz needs to put together a ground game.

According to his campaign, the kick-off event will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Farrington High School Cafeteria, 1564 N. King Street, Honolulu, HI.

The event comes while perhaps his stiffest possible opponent, Re. Colleen Hanabusa, is still deciding whether to enter the race. A leaked Hanabusa poll shows her with a wide lead over Schatz if she were to run. However, Schatz has begun picking up endorsements, including from the national League of Conservation Voters this week.

Photo courtesy madmarv00.

—Kery Murakami

 

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