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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, May 3, 2010

Minor U.S. House candidate's effort to join Hawaii debate rejected

Associated Press

HONOLULU One of 11 lesser-known candidates for Hawaii's vacant U.S. House seat has failed to convince federal courts to hear his complaint about Monday night's televised debate.

Karl Moseley, an independent from the Big Island, said Monday the U.S. District Court in Honolulu and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco denied his motions for a hearing.

Moseley wanted the court to force the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the debate's sponsor, to include him among the panel of candidates.

The debate will feature only the three major contenders for the 1st Congressional District seat, Democrats Colleen Hanabusa and Ed Case, and Republican Charles Djou.

It will be broadcast live on KGMB, KHNL and KFVE at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.