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Clinton Gains More Hawai’i Endorsements

March 16, 2016, 2:46 PM HST
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Hillary Clinton campaign photo.

Hillary Clinton campaign photo.

The campaign for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is touting more endorsements from prominent Hawai’i figures in her presidential run.

Clinton’s campaign released a list of Filipino-American individuals from Hawai’i that have pledged their support. The most prominent name on the list of nearly 100 individuals is Ben Cayetano, Hawai’i’s former governor. Also listed is Luis Salaveria, who is currently the director of the State Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, Operation Manong co-founder Dr. Amy Agbayani, and University of Hawai’i Emeritus Student Regent Jeff Acido.

Earlier this week, the Hawai’i State Democratic Women’s Caucus issued its “strong support” for Clinton, saying that she “has a real chance to shatter the hardest, but not unbreakable, glass ceiling.”

Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and California businessman Roque De La Fuente will appear on ballots later this month in the Hawai’i Presidential Preference Poll. It will be held on March 26.

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