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America's Loneliest Senator: Hawaii's Lone Ranger Sam Slom

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Hawaii may be the most reliably Democratic state in the union. In 2012, President Barack Obama won his home state of Hawaii by more than 42 percentage points, a margin larger than in any other state. Hawaii is so blue that its state senate seats only a single Republican. That Republican is Senator Sam Slom, known by his colleagues as the Lone Ranger.

Reason TV sat down with Slom to talk about what it's like being the only member of a minority part in a virtually single-party state, as well as to discuss the history of Hawaiin politics and what sort of future free market reforms could turn Hawaii into an international trade hub.

Approximately 4 minutes.

Interview by Sharif Matar. Camera and Editing by Zach Weissmueller.

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