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October 15th, 2012

U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, has endorsed former Gov. Linda Lingle’s Republican campaign for U.S. Senate.

Young had supported U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, in the primary, even cutting a video with the liberal congresswoman.

From a Young letter:

This November, with the future of the nation at stake and the balance of the United States Senate up in the air, Hawaii’s Senate seat could not be more important. That’s why I’m supporting Governor Linda Lingle.

Governor Lingle has a proven track record of working across the aisle to solve problems and working with members of both parties to improve the lives of all the people of Hawaii.

Lingle said she is honored to have Young’s support.

Lingle’s campaign, however, had a different reaction in July after Young had endorsed Hirono.

Retired Maj. Gen. Robert G.F. Lee, Lingle’s campaign manager, said at the time:

It should be troubling to the people of Hawaii that Mazie Hirono’s first attempt to convey any example of bipartisanship is a video advertisement with one of the House of Representative’s most controversial members, who even Mazie’s fellow Democrats have criticized on a range of ethics and spending issues. This is not the leadership Hawaii needs.

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