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Alaska Rep. Don Young Endorses Lingle Over Hirono

Excerpts from a press release Monday (Oct. 15) from Linda Lingle's U.S. Senate campaign:

Alaska Congressman Don Young, who endorsed Mazie Hirono in the Democrat primary, is now endorsing Governor Linda Lingle, for Hawaii’s open U.S. Senate seat.

Along with Senator Lisa Murkowski and other important Alaskan leaders, Representative Young has endorsed Governor Lingle for Hawaii’s open U.S. Senate seat. “I’m honored to have the support of Rep. Young and Sen. Murkowski,” Lingle said. …

“Now more than ever Hawaii needs a real bipartisan leader to provide common sense governance to Washington, D.C.,” said Rep. Young in a letter to supporters in Alaska.

Senator Murkowski, who is in Hawaii campaigning for Governor Lingle, commented on Governor Lingle’s leadership at an event last night:

“Senator Inouye and Governor Lingle will make a great team. … ” said Senator Murkowski. “Being able to build on the strength of the Alaska-Hawaii partnership is critically important to both states. …”

“I look forward to continuing the work done by Senator Inouye and the late Alaska Senator Ted Stevens,” said Governor Lingle.

"Advancing the priorities of native Hawaiians and native Alaskans is a commitment I will continue to honor if elected to represent the people of Hawaii in the U.S. Senate," Lingle concluded.

Rep. Young endorsed Rep. Hirono in the primary.

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