Former Representative Ed Case (D-HI) “on Sunday announced his decision to run for the U.S. Senate,” KITV reports.
Sen. Daniel Akaka said last month he would not seek re-election in 2012.
Case lost his bid to unseat Akaka in 2006. Since then, Case has not held office.
"I’m running for the Senate because I believe we can and must do better, and that our Hawaii offers a better way forward for our country," Case said in his announcement statement.