Senator Schatz opens his election headquartersUPDATED 9:29 PM HST Feb 15, 2014Video Transcript
Senator Brian Schatz opened his Hawaii headquarters and kicked off his re-election campaign. Hundreds came out to shake hands with the senator or give him a little aloha before the election season kicks into high gear. While his headquarters just opened, Schatz has already been busy fundraising, and has nearly a million dollars so far in his war chest. His opponent is U-S Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, in what is expected to be a hard fought battle for the Senate seat. 47:56 PEOPLE ARE ENERGIZED AND THEY'VE BEEN ASKING TO START CAMPAIGNING, BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT'S AT STAKE - MAKING SURE OUR ECONOMY WORKS FOR EVERYONE. 48:12 Schatz will join those volunteers later this weekend to reach out directly to voters. Along with all the old- fashioned campaigning efforts like knocking on doors and phone calls, volunteers will also reach residents on social media -- using the latest technology to "talk" to voters.