July 30th, 2012

U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono on Monday picked up the endorsement of the Progressive Democrats of Hawaii in her Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.

Hirono, who serves in the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is facing former congressman Ed Case in the primary.

The Progressive Democrats said the group’s members backed Hirono by more than two to one. The group requires that 60 percent of members support a candidate for an endorsement.

From Josh Frost, the group’s co-chair:

We believe Mazie is the best candidate for Hawaii. She will support progressive policies that will create jobs, stabilize our economy, and aid those who continue to struggle during these ongoing difficult economic times. Ed may have similar positions on sustainable environmental policies and issues of social justice, but when it comes to what’s best for Hawaii’s middle and working classes, there’s no doubt that Mazie is the best candidate in this race.

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