Nation: Big Ben & Young Danny

Like a big (247 Ibs.) bear, Benjamin Franklin Dillingham II sat in a rumpled brown suit, restive under the pink and red leis that draped his neck like a collar, and listened to talks by fellow Republican candidates Peter Chun, Bill Kim, Bob Fukuda and Ted Nobriga. Then came Ben Dillingham's turn. He arose ponderously, lifted his right arm in salute. "Alooooo-ha!" he roared. "Aloooooooo-ha!"

Hawaii's political season was in full flower last week. The race that is attracting the most interest: the contest to succeed U.S. Senator Oren E. Long, 73, a Democrat who is retiring. The opponents: Dillingham, 46, the...

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