Mazie Hirono is the junior United States Senator for Hawaii. Previously she was U.S. Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district. Before that, she served as the state's lieutenant governor. She ran for governor in 2002, winning the Democratic party primary but losing to Linda Lingle in the general election. She is the nation's first Buddhist senator.
In December 2018, Hirono claimed that Democrats have trouble getting elected because they are too smart.
2012 Senate Election
- Russell, Nicole (December 5, 2018). Mazie Hirono is right that she's out of touch — just not in the way she thinks. Washington Examiner. Retrieved December 5, 2018.