Brian Schatz Tapped To Fill Vacancy Left By Late-Sen. Daniel Inouye

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) has selected Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz (D) as Hawaii’s next senator following the death of Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) earlier this month. Schatz, who had previously served in the Hawaii House of Representatives and as chair of the Hawaii Democratic Party, will be the youngest member of the Senate at 40 years old. Schatz is already boarding a flight to Washington D.C. tonight and plans to be sworn in sometime tomorrow.