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Lingle files for U.S. Senate seat


Former Gov. Linda Lingle, who announced her candidacy for Hawaii’s open U.S. Senate seat last October, officially filed federal election papers Thursday at the State Office Towers in downtown Honolulu.

Surrounded by supporters, Lingle announced the next step in her campaign for Hawaii’s open U.S. Senate seat.

“I am running for the U.S. Senate because I want to help secure a good and prosperous future for all the people of Hawaii. This election is about us, the people of Hawaii,” Lingle told a crowd of supporters.

“This election is about which candidate has the experience of working with others in a bipartisan fashion to make good things happen for the people of Hawaii, like I did as Governor when working with legislators on both sides of the aisle to save the Kukui Gardens affordable housing project when people faced eviction; it’s about which candidate can stand for people over party as I do on the Akaka Bill when some members of my party criticize me; it’s about moving from talk to action on energy independence for our state as we did with the HCEI; and it’s about making sure the young people of Hawaii are prepared to succeed here at home or anywhere in the world,” she said.

“I’m asking the people of Hawaii for their support in this election because I’m the only candidate who knows what this election is really about. It’s about us,” Lingle said.

Lingle has served the people of Hawaii for more than 30 years, including 10 years on the Maui County Council, eight years as Maui mayor and eight years as Hawaii governor.

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