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Posted on: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Obama e-mail asks Hawaii voters to back a Democrat


Associated Press

HONOLULU President Obama is again asking Hawaii voters to choose a Democrat to fill Hawaii's vacant congressional seat.

Obama's name appears on an e-mail sent Tuesday by Organizing for America. It is the successor to Obama's 2008 presidential campaign that now is run by the Democratic National Committee.

Obama notes in the e-mail that he was born and mostly raised in Hawaii. He says there are two "outstanding Democrats" running for the post state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa and former U.S. Rep. Ed Case. He says he wants another Democratic ally in Congress.

The e-mail also provides links to voting information.

Obama has endorsed neither candidate.

The leading Republican in the race is Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou.