One of Inouye’s final acts was to send a letter to Abercrombie urging him to appoint Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) as his successor, which makes her the front-runner for the position, although Abercrombie wields ultimate power over the choice.

An Abercrombie aide said the governor plans to make the decision in time for the beginning of the next Congress, on Jan. 3, so Hawaii will not lack representation in the Senate for very long.

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TOMORROW’S AGENDA TODAY: President Obama attends meetings at the White House.


Rep. Dave Camp's (R-Mich.) colleagues tweeted their best wishes to the lawmaker after he announced that he is cancer-free, following treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I hope she goes – why wouldn’t she?” — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif), on a Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Trump keeps up 'low IQ' attack on Maxine Waters GOP leaders to Trump: Leave Mueller alone MORE 2016 bid.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the best-regarded 2016 Republican presidential candidate, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University poll. He gets 55 percent favorability rating from voters, while Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio: McCabe 'should've been allowed to finish through the weekend' For Tillerson, bucking Trump became a job-killer At least six dead after pedestrian bridge collapses on cars in Florida MORE (R-Fla.) gets 46 percent and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal got 45 percent.


MASSACHUSETTS: A poll circulated by Rep. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyToyota halts self-driving car tests on public roads Senate Commerce presses Facebook, Cambridge Analytica for answers on data Cambridge Analytica: Five things to watch MORE (D-Mass.) seems to indicate he's more than just "seriously considering" a bid for Senate, as he told the Boston Globe.

NEW JERSEY: Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) is reportedly looking toward a bid for Sen. Frank Lautenberg's (D-N.J.) seat, according to The Wall Street Journal.

OREGON: Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyBill to bolster gun background checks gains enough support to break filibuster Democrats remain skeptical of Trump’s rebuilding plan Dems to face off in Calif. nomination fights MORE (D-Ore.) is framing himself as a populist crusader fighting against "corporate SuperPACs [sic]" in one of his first fundraising pleas of the 2014 cycle.

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