Former Hawaii Gov. John Waihee (D) has endorsed Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), giving him a potential boost in his race against Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii).
could help Schatz bridge the ethnic divide that often dominates Hawaii Democratic politics.
Waihee was the first native Hawaiian to serve as governor of the state, from the mid-1980s until 1994. He's since served as part of Gov. Neil Abercrombie's (D) administration as head of its Office of Hawaii Affairs.
Abercrombie appointed Schatz to the Senate.