“The party was such a big hit the cops were called because we had too many people,” an aide to Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, told HOH about the overwhelming response to the Aloha State’s July 23 taste-around.
Roll Call gossip blogger Warren Rojas (HOH stands for “Heard on the Hill”) goes on to say that the inaugural event “was packed during our visit, with waves of people — all wearing complimentary purple-flowered leis (700 were distributed throughout the evening) — flowing in and out of the Kennedy Caucus Room.”
A screen shot of mai tais from Roll Call’s blog on Hawaii on the Hill.
The Kennedy Caucus Room is located in the Russell Senate Building, just a short distance from the Capitol.
Hirono is said to have greeted each guest with an “Aloha!” The guests included Sens. Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer.
Sen. Brian Schatz and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard were there as well. Schatz tweeted out photos, including one of of him and former UH football coach Bob Wagner.
Rojas also said U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa was on hand, but she was actually in Honolulu yesterday.
(In the thick of her Senate race against Schatz, Hanabusa said yesterday that she hadn’t decided when she would fly back to D.C.)
A spokeswoman for Hirono’s office said she would contact Rojas to let him know of the error.
Sen. Mazie Hirono, center, shows a little aloha at Hawaii on the Hill.
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono
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