Hawaii results may give pause to Democrats mulling Lautenberg primary challenge

By a ten-point margin, Hawaii Democrats renominated Daniel Akaka, the 82-year-old incumbent, as their candidate for United States Senator, rejecting a challenge from 54-year-old Congressman Edward Case. Case had argued that it was time for a new generation of leaders to represent the state in the U.S. Senate. Hawaii Republicans nominated ex-POW Jerry Coffey, who withdrew from the race last month for health reasons. Among the possible GOP candidates to run against Akaka is Peter Carlisle, a Ridgewood native who has won three terms as the elected Honolulu Prosecutor.