CASE, LINGLE SET FIRST DEBATE; HIRONO SILENT
August 15th Maui Chamber event will focus on business, highlight leadership
News Release from Ed Case for Congress
Former U. S. Congressman Ed Case and former Governor Linda Lingle have agreed to the first debate of Hawaii's U. S. Senate general election campaign.
The debate will be hosted by the Maui Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, August 15th, four days after the August 11th primary election, and will focus on business issues. The Chamber's invitation is to the primary winners.
Congresswoman Mazie Hirono was also invited but has not accepted.
"Real debates highlight records, beliefs, agendas and values," said Case. "There are major differences between Linda and me that voters deserve to consider. With growing our economy, helping our small businesses and maintaining and creating good jobs our number one priority, the Maui Chamber's debate is a great one to start with.
"But real debates aren't just about substance, they're about leadership. I'm ready to fight for our future, all of our futures. It's not going to be easy, and these debates with Linda will be about who can get the job done, over the next generation.
"I look forward to many real debates with Linda throughout the general. I'm sure she, like me, will accept all reasonable opportunities to reach voters including statewide televised debates on our main stations."