By B.J. Reyes
With Congress on a break for the Independence Day holiday, U.S. Sen. Dan Inouye returned to Hawaii this week and spent a few minutes with reporters on Tuesday.
Although, again, he did not endorse any candidates in the upcoming elections, he said he expects all of the races to be competitive.
“I can’t say, honestly, I have not made up my mind. But I’m not sharing that information.”
When asked to focus on the U.S. Senate race, he added that he felt “the polls” showed U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono “to be in the best position.”
Hirono’s campaign released internal poll numbers on Monday that showed her with a 15-percentage point lead over her Democratic primary opponent, former Congresssman Ed Case.
As for polls released by Case’s campaign that show him to be more competitive, Inouye said:
I don’t know who the pollsters were. But the pollster that shows the other numbers, I’ve relied on them before, personally, so their numbers came out OK for me.