Case tries to shake up quiet Senate race

With the primary election less than five months away, Ed Case is trying to get Mazie Hirono to come out of her protective congressional bubble.

In his latest effort, he accuses Hirono of campaign tactics in the U.S. Senate race comparable to the muddiest exchange in the 2010 Democratic gubernatorial primary.

The strategy didn’t work. Hirono basically continued to ignore him.

In a letter Wednesday to the congresswoman titled “Take Back Your Compare and Decide Letter,” Case, a former congressman, said: “Today your campaign sent out an email saying that you are ‘the only candidate in this race that has overcome real challenges, the only candidate who knows how important a strong o‘hana is for success.’ Do you think that? Do you embrace that?”

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