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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Kaauwai: Hannemann is train wreck for Hawaii
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 7:26 PM :: 5952 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Hannemann has raised property taxes, sewer fees, admission fees, motor vehicle fees, parking meter rates and pushed for the general excise tax increase. Under his watch, Honolulu was named the 2nd most expensive city to do business in.  He is leaving office early to campaign for Governor, and he's given no guarantee that he will not jump ship again to run for U.S. Senate in 2012.

“Hawai’i can expect the same reckless leadership, strong-arming from the old guard Democrat network and closed-door bargaining with public labor union bosses at the state level with Hannemann as Hawai’i’s governor.

“This November, Republican candidates will be the voices of bold leadership and change Hawai’i needs.  We are confident in the leadership of Lt. Governor Duke Aiona and know Hawai’i voters recognize his commitment to enhancing Hawai’i’s economy through responsible government spending and investment in the private sector.”

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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Panos: Mufi's out, Mayor's race is on
By News Release @ 3:05 PM :: 5169 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

For several months now he has been campaigning for Governor and collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars for his run for Governor while at the same time receiving full salary from Honolulu taxpayers.  This is clearly not in the best interest of Oahu.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Darwin Ching resigns DLIR to run for Prosecutor
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 5700 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today announced that Darwin Ching has resigned as director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR).  Ching, who has served as director since August 2007, resigned his position in preparation for his campaign to run for Honolulu City Prosecutor. His last day as director will be June 15. 

“I appreciate Darwin’s leadership as labor director,” said Governor Lingle.  “During his tenure, Darwin was instrumental in assisting thousands of Hawai‘i’s workers who lost their jobs as the global recession impacted our state.  Throughout this challenging economic period, Darwin and his team remained focused on ensuring the well-being of Hawai‘i’s workers while helping to create new jobs for our residents.  I wish him well in his future pursuits.”

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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Aiona: “Hawaii can’t afford Hannemann”
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 5544 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"I look forward to putting my support for Hawai`i's working families and small businesses against (Hannemann's) record of raising taxes and increasing the cost of living for our residents on O`ahu.

"Hawai`i can't afford him."

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Rep. Djou co-sponsors Balanced Budget Amendment
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 7079 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“As the country faces a looming fiscal crisis, it’s time to finally do something about Washington’s out-of-control spending.  A balanced budget amendment will force Congress to take a serious look at its priorities and find a solution rather than handing the problem to future generations."

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Cook Political Report: "Hawaii Democrats are a mess"
By News Release @ 12:51 PM :: 6845 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii will hold the latest primary in the nation on September 18th. And just because only one Democrat will emerge to face Djou on that date doesn’t mean Hawaii Democrats’ civil war will end. In fact, the finger-pointing taking place in local Democratic circles could produce an even larger, more fractured field of candidates in the primary, leaving Democrats with little time to repair bruised egos and allowing Djou to stay far above the fray as the fall campaign season begins. Only one Republican holds a more Democratic seat than Djou, and Djou will be a top target, but Democrats have their work cut out for them. President Bush’s 47 percent share here in 2004 and GOP Gov. Linda Lingle’s big majorities in 2002 and 2006 show that HI-01 is open to voting for the right kind of Republican, especially when Democrats are a mess.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
VIDEO: Djou introduced to Congress by Rep. Hirono, sworn in
By Selected News Articles @ 8:17 PM :: 7149 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Ed Case: “Colleen’s goal was not to beat Charles….We can expect far more of the same”
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 6655 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Colleen's goal, as confirmed election night by her campaign manager, was not to beat Charles but to finish second.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
National Democrats portray Dan Inouye as Republican plaything
By Selected News Articles @ 3:31 PM :: 7707 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mapping out their plan of attack in nightly Hawaii-focused 7:00 pm meetings, top NRCC brass sought ways to exploit the hard feelings that still remained from Case’s 2006 primary challenge to Democratic Sen. Daniel Akaka—a move that rankles many Hawaii Democrats to this day.

(So it is the Republicans who got Inouye and Akaka all riled up over this.  Perhaps the DCCC agrees with Ed Case's assessment of the Senators' mental faculties?)

In one instance Djou media advisor Ben Burger worked with NRCC officials to craft a 30-second TV ad that asserted Case missed many votes “while campaigning against Senator Akaka.”

(Is that all it took?)

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Campaign message strategy: How the Case was closed
By News Release @ 1:09 PM :: 7815 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

IWV determined to engage with an Electioneering Communication designed to inform voters of three key data points:

  • First, that Case had voted 72 times for higher taxes IWV Report on Hawaii 1 Special Election GEB International Inc. during his four-year tenure representing Hawaii’s Second Congressional District;
  • second, that Case had received three “F” ratings from the nonpartisan National Taxpayers Union; and,
  • third, that Case had recently hired indicted former Illinois Governor Rod Blagjojevich’s political consultant, better known to the FBI as “Advisor B” on their surveillance tapes of Blagojevich — and that this advisor had counseled the disgraced former governor to try to swap Barack Obama’s Senate seat.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
1986: A good omen for Charles Djou
By Selected News Articles @ 12:47 PM :: 7746 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The closest precedent to the situation in Hawaii 1 today was the 1986 race for the same seat, which featured both a special election and a divisive Democratic primary and resulted in a Republican victory in November. That divisiveness presumably contributed to the poor showing of Democratic nominee Mufi Hannemann in November. That looks like a good omen for Charles Djou.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
National Dems: Dump Hanabusa AND Case
By Selected News Articles @ 11:55 AM :: 6802 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Dems are beginning to consider the need for some kind of compromise candidate. Hanabusa is still unlikely to win a general election, they believe, and Case will have trouble winning a primary. Though official behind-the-scenes talks have yet to begin, they are likely to start in earnest in the future.

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Monday, May 24, 2010
Special Election Polls vs Reality: Measuring culture of retaliation?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:43 PM :: 7073 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Consider the possibility that Hanabusa supporters—especially union members--are people who see themselves trapped in a web of retaliation.  Pollster ccAdvertising’s extreme undercount of Hanabusa votes indicates that up to 40% of Hanabusa voters clammed up.  The CivilBeat poll showed only 17% of Hanabusa voters feared to speak up.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Hundreds celebrate opening of Duke Aiona HQ
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 10066 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Oahu headquarters

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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Djou: Hawaii stood up to the old boy network
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 5713 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Today, the people of Hawaii have sent a message to our Congress that we will not sit idly by and watch our great Nation stripped of its best by burdensome debt and wasteful government spending.  We sent a message that we need our government to focus on creating jobs and making life better for all of us.

Hawaii stood up to the old boy network tonight and elected a Member of Congress that will be accountable to the people and will put Hawaii’s interests first. I am eager to start working with the people of Hawaii to restore confidence in our nation and our government.”

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Sunday, May 23, 2010
69% of voters reject machine candidate Hanabusa: Djou heads for Congress with bright prospects for November reelection
By Andrew Walden @ 1:11 PM :: 8725 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hanabusa apparently believes she owns 60% of the voters:  "Let's not forget, 60 percent of the vote is still Democrat and it's going to be a Democrat facing off against a Republican in November."

Djou responded to this kind of reasoning in a May 17 statement:  “Contrary to the opinion of the old guard, this congressional seat is not owned by the Democrat Party. It isn't owned by any union or special interest group. This seat is owned by the people. At its core, this belief separates me from my opponents.”

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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Djou Wins Congressional seat by nearly 9% margin
By Andrew Walden @ 10:54 PM :: 7367 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

RESULTS (second read): 

  • (R) DJOU, Charles 67,610 39.4%
  • (D) HANABUSA, Colleen 52,802 30.8%
  • (D) CASE, Ed 47,391 27.6%

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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Honolulu: Chris Wong announces bid to take Rod Tam’s Council seat
By News Release @ 1:33 PM :: 6794 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

HONOLULU, May 18, 2010 – Christopher J. Wong, small business owner and non-profit advocate announced his candidacy for the City Council tonight at the Mandalay Restaurant in downtown Honolulu. In attendance to this intimate event were Chris Wong Campaign Committee Honorary Chair, Oswald K. Stender; publisher of Hawai‘i’s Most Wanted magazine and Committee Chair Mary Jean Castillo-Barkley; business leaders and elected officials in support of his candidacy.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Oahu Republicans to host two campaign celebrations today
By News Release @ 12:19 PM :: 4510 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Charles Djou Election Night Party

When:  Saturday, May 22, 2010, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Where: Hawai'i Republican Party Headquarters

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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Last Day for voting: Drop-off locations at Pearl City, Capitol close at 6PM
By Selected News Articles @ 11:43 AM :: 6209 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Voters in the Hawaii first Congressional District Special election may drop off their mail-in ballots at the Office of Elections, located at 802 Lehua Ave. in Pearl City.  The deadline to return ballots is 6pm today. 

Pearl City Elections Office location>>> MAP

Ballots are also being collected at the State Capitol near the Father Damien statue until 6pm.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010
Special Election Polls close Saturday: Djou pushes voter turnout
By News Release @ 12:46 PM :: 6962 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

  

On Saturday, you can also drop your ballot off at the State Capitol near the Father Damien statue until 6pm. 

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Monday, May 17, 2010
National Dems leave Hawaii Salsa -- but no chips
By Andrew Walden @ 2:37 PM :: 5735 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Monday, May 17, 2010
Behind in polls, Ed Case’s manager flips out in POLITICO interview
By Selected News Articles @ 2:21 PM :: 6174 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Charles Djou is scared to death, desperate and knows his campaign is slipping. He's a fraud, a charlatan and the political equivalent of a 'Rick Roll' and the voters of the district can see that," said Jason Burke, Case's campaign manager....

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced this week that it was pulling out of the district after spending more than $250,000 on TV ads blasting Djou.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010
Ka’auwai: Dem Governors perpetuate broken system they created
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 5844 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“It is no surprise that the three former governors would come out in full support of electing someone who would perpetuate Hawai'i’s broken political system since they are responsible for creating it.  Their encouragement to vote for any Democrat only illustrates that they want to continue the culture of wasteful out of control spending and high taxes in Washington D.C.,” stated Ka’auwai. 

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Sunday, May 16, 2010
Hilo, Pearl City teams tops in underwater robotics
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 4542 Views :: Education K-12

HILO, HAWAI‘I — Teams of local middle and high school students competed today using underwater robots that they designed and built over the past weeks and months.  At the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Student Life Center Pool, students used their underwater robots, known as remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs), to navigate the precarious terrain of active undersea volcanoes in a mock setting. 

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Sunday, May 16, 2010
GOP Convention: Djou’s leadership builds enthusiasm for fall campaign
By News Release @ 11:20 AM :: 6349 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Charles has run a great campaign and his message bold, independent leadership is exactly what people want to hear," said Hawai'i Republican Chairman Jonah Ka’auwai.  “The state party has been an active partner with his campaign and the grassroots support has been tremendous.  It is this type of energy we will take into November and the state convention helped showcase the future of the Republican Party.” 

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Saturday, May 15, 2010
UPDATE Kalani HS: Poster trashes TEA Party as “evil”
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 12386 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Anti TEA Party Poster at Kalani High

Kalani HS: Political indoctrination?

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Friday, May 14, 2010
Djou: “Voters embracing message of fiscal discipline”
By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 5391 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In the third and final broadcast debate of the special election in Hawaii’s First Congressional District, Charles Djou scored a resounding victory over his two opponents.  Highlighting his campaign themes of fiscal responsibility, job creation and government accountability, Djou clearly showed why the voters in the May 22 special election have a choice between the status quo in Washington, DC, or his fresh ideas and vision for Hawaii’s future. 

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Friday, May 14, 2010
FACT CHECK: Ed Case’s Special Interests Hypocrisy
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 5268 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Ed Case has hypocritically taken more than a quarter million dollars from special interests groups. Case has taken $286,476 from political action committees (PACs) and $71,500 from labor industry PACs, as of May 2, 2010.

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Friday, May 14, 2010
Republican Charles Djou Holds Cash Advantage Ahead of Special Election in Heavily Democratic Hawaii District
By Selected News Articles @ 2:03 PM :: 6459 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Votes are already being cast in the free-for-all special election in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District, and a Republican candidate has emerged with the most cash on hand in the campaign's final stretch.

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Friday, May 14, 2010
CQ: Democrats May Get the Blues in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 AM :: 6926 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...turnout has been high in the district with about 30 percent of ballots already turned in to the state elections office. According to an automated telephone survey taken May 6 and 7, 53 percent of voters had already mailed in their ballots and 45 percent of those folks reported they voted for Djou.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Gay Civil Unions: Mufi still refuses to oppose HB444
By Andrew Walden @ 8:02 PM :: 9204 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

When it comes to HB 444--Gay Civil Unions—Honolulu Mayor and all-but-declared gubernatorial candidate Mufi Hannemann has consistently refused to stand in opposition.

Last September, Herb Sample of the Associated Press asked Hannemann’s campaign for a comment on HB444 and other hot-button social issues.  This is what he got...

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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Now your home really is your castle: Lingle signs 2nd Amendment bills into law
By News Release @ 1:08 AM :: 6538 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Current Hawaii law requires a homeowner to "retreat" from his or her own home when invaded by a criminal engaging in a felony. The new law establishes provisions relating to owner to felon; limited liability. Provides that any owner of any interest in real property shall not be liable to any perpetrator for any injury or death that occurs upon the real property during the course or after the commission of certain felony offenses.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Poll: Djou ahead by 14 points as voters cast ballots
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 PM :: 7325 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

More than half the respondents — 52.6 percent — had already voted. And of that group, Djou got 45 percent of the vote, one reason it's so difficult to imagine trends changing in any significant way between now and May 22….

Djou leads among voters who believe limiting government power or national security are the most important issues in the election. They are "through the roof" for Djou, Rosenthal said.

Hanabusa wins among voters who identify education as the most important issue, while Case wins among voters who pick energy independence and environmental protection.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Honolulu 5th most indebted US city
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 12428 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Honolulu has the fifth highest debt per capita of America’s larger cities (See list below).  Note that this debt does not include our inevitable shortfall in rail taxes, the $1.2 billion liability for secondary sewage treatment (the city lost both the suit and the appeal to EPA) or the funds needed for our roads which are some of the worst in the nation and will require billions for restoration (as opposed to the wasteful two inch overlays currently done in a hurry in order to “buy votes”).

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
KITV fact check blows hole in latest Case ad
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 5545 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

KITV ran a segment in last night’s 10pm news where they picked apart the latest misleading ad from the Case campaign.  Political analyst Neil Milner called the Case commercial, “fancy political footwork in the sense that it suggests a more explicit link between Case and Obama than really exists.”  Milner goes on to say “I’m not making an ethical judgment here; I am just saying it isn’t what it says it is.”

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
GOP Platform: Panos to propose infrastructure solutions for Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 4747 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The innovative 21st Century Platform to be proposed at the upcoming convention combines the best of a conservative tradition by creating a 1-page Platform of Hawaii Republican Values along with a much more detailed Current Issues Database designed to be updated throughout the year. “This new approach allows the Hawaii Republican Party to stand firm on its values via the Platform while delivering clear positions on issues and inviting innovative solutions via the Current Issues Database”, said Platform Chair Ryan Markham, “we’re happy to see that Panos will be among the first candidates to get engaged on this exciting new approach to solving problems that have plagued Honolulu for decades”.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
VIDEO: New Djou Advert “Hawaii Families First”
By News Release @ 12:08 PM :: 6773 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Hawaii families work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules,” said Djou. “During these tough economic times, the people of Hawaii do not need another representative who will fall prey to the demands of Washington insiders. Instead, they deserve a representative who will stand up for them in Washington and put Hawaii families first. In Congress, I will fight corruption, stop wasteful government spending and control tax increases so that the people of Hawaii may have a better tomorrow. ”

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Democrats on the Run in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 AM :: 7167 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

If you’re looking for a sign that Republicans’ message of fiscal responsibility and government accountability will win this November and Democrats will struggle to defend their reckless agenda, look no further than Obama's home district in Hawaii.  In the very-blue first district, a rising-star Republican candidate is leading two Democrats in a peculiar and enthralling three-way, vote-by-mail special election to fill the vacancy left by Congressman Neil Abercrombie.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Djou raises $525K in April
By News Release @ 11:38 AM :: 6450 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Djou reported raising $525,150 in the month of April from 2,983 donors.  Since his entry into the race, Charles has raised $1,217,339 from 4,680 donors.  The campaign reported having $362,711 cash on hand at the end of the reporting period.  In addition to the tremendous financial support, the Djou campaign has 4,150 Facebook fans, 1,207 Twitter followers and a volunteer list totaling over 1,100 supporters.  The Djou team has assembled one of the largest grassroots efforts the State of Hawai’i has ever seen. 

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Monday, May 10, 2010
National Dems give up on Obama’s home district
By Selected News Articles @ 12:20 PM :: 6878 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are abandoning efforts to win a special election in Hawaii as a party feud threatens their prospects in President Barack Obama's native state.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokeswoman Jennifer Crider today said the organization would stop spending for the May 22 contest to replace Rep. Neil Abercrombie, who left Congress to run for governor.

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Sunday, May 09, 2010
Finnegan announces candidacy for Lt Governor
By News Release @ 4:40 PM :: 7003 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"I pledge to stay true to the ideals of a State government that places residents ahead of bureaucracy; supporting businesses so that they might thrive, not just survive; a public education system that puts students and families first; a clean energy economy which accelerates Hawai’i’s economic diversification and recovery; and a new vision for the 21st century Hawai‘i that places our island state on the world stage as leaders in innovation.”

“I am running for Lt. Governor because I believe we must keep Republican leadership in the Executive Branch in order to have a balanced and honest government which serves all the people of Hawai‘i.”

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Sunday, May 09, 2010
Hawaii's new political reality: Akaka Bill becomes an election issue
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 PM :: 9613 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

As the Akaka Bill, S 1011, languishes before the US Senate, the Special Election Hawaii First Congressional District race marks the first time a Hawaii election has been fought between major candidates with differing views on the Akaka Bill. It is telling that the candidate who favors the bill's current version--Colleen Hanabusa--appears to be far behind.

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Sunday, May 09, 2010
Finnegan: Legislative progress stifled by the real ‘Party of No’
By News Release @ 10:47 AM :: 5862 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

This legislative session, in the face of the worst fiscal and economic crisis in our state’s history, the people of Hawaii were counting on their elected representatives to find solutions to balance the budget, create jobs, stimulate the economy, control the spiraling cost of living for our residents, reduce government spending, improve the quality of education and move us toward energy independence.

The Republicans said yes to the public. The Democrats said no.

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Saturday, May 08, 2010
Hawaii Selected as an Early Launch Site for the Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicle
By News Release @ 2:23 PM :: 5092 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawai`i Selected as an Early Launch Site for the Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicle

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Friday, May 07, 2010
Case “voted for the Bush tax cuts before he voted against them”
By News Release @ 2:32 PM :: 6608 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii GOP Chairman Jonah Ka’auwai responded to the new television ad: 

“Ed Case will do absolutely anything to get elected.  In the course of this campaign, Case has described himself as an Independent, a strong Democrat, a moderate and a conservative.   During Monday night’s OHA, Honolulu Advertiser and Hawaii News Now debate, he told us he voted for the Bush tax cuts before he voted against them.  The truth is, Case has voted for dozens of tax increases and seems to have a hard time keeping his positions straight in his own head.

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Friday, May 07, 2010
National Democrats to 're-evaluate' participation in Hawaii Congressional race—Advertiser: “So what?”
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 AM :: 6576 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Asked if the committee would continue to spend money in the 1st District special election, Van Hollen responded: “We’ll have to re-evaluate based on the situation. The Democrats haven’t been able to come together and resolve this issue. Right now, it’s extremely difficult. So right now, we’ll have to re-evaluate that.”

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Friday, May 07, 2010
WaPo still desperately trying to come up with excuses for Djou victory
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 AM :: 6637 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This is how the Dem media will spin a Djou victory.  It is not going to be acknowledged as an expression of changing voter attitudes, it is just Democrat infighting.  Yeah, right—liberals should just keep on believing that.  Their self-deception will prevent them from recalibrating their message as they go to their political demise.

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Thursday, May 06, 2010
UH Manoa activist sold Hawaii controversial Student Loan Bonds
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 AM :: 11272 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

As a student at the University of Hawai'i in the early 1970s, Thompson was a Vietnam War protester and ethnic-studies instructor, said John Witeck, a fellow activist who now works in human resources at the school in Honolulu. 

"Pete was one of the spark plugs, very bright, a charismatic speaker," Witeck said in a March 12 telephone interview. "He was always good with numbers. He's very meticulous, always very organized."

Thompson didn't know the market was failing when he sold the state the bonds, he said in a March 24 interview as he handed out samples of his wife's vegetarian food at a farmers market near downtown Honolulu.

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Stimulus architect Obey quits Congress but Case, Hanabusa hold out for failed policy
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 5360 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

HONOLULU--Chairman of the Hawai'i Republican Party Jonah Ka'auwai responded to the announcement by U.S. Rep. David Obey that he would not seek reelection this November:

“Today, House Appropriations Chairman David Obey, the author of $862 billon failed stimulus, has announced he will retire from Congress.  Clearly an entrenched Congressman like Obey who has been in Congress for over 40 years is afraid to face his constituents because his hallmark bill failed to keep the national unemployment rate under 8 percent, like he promised.  Which poses the question: Why do Ed Case and Colleen Hanabusa still support the so-called stimulus that failed to create real jobs and only drove our country deeper into debt?”

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Hawaii Right to Life -- Big Island

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Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HI Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

HIEC.Coop 

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

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Honolulu Traffic

Horns of Jericho Blog

House Minority Blog

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HPACC

Hump Day Report

I Vote Hawaii

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Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

Judgepedia Hawaii

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

KeyWiki

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Zeal

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No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii

Obookiah

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Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons 

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

SIFE Remington

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Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT