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Lingle, Hirono finalize US Senate debate schedule

Oskar Garcia

Hawaii's U.S. Senate candidates Mazie Hirono and Linda Lingle have settled on five debates before the Nov. 6 elections.

Campaigns for the Democrat Hirono and Lingle, a Republican, jointly announced on Wednesday that the schedule would include four televised debates, starting with an Oct. 8 debate on KHON-TV.

The candidates will debate Oct. 16 on KITV-TV, Oct. 18 on PBS Hawaii and Oct. 22 on Hawaii News Now.

Hirono and Lingle will meet first on Sept. 6 at a Japanese Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Honolulu.

Both candidates are hoping to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka.

The Associated Press