DEMOCRAT KIONI DUDLEY FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST KIRK CALDWELL FOR SUPPORTING A REPUBLICAN IN CITY COUNCIL RACE
News Release from Kioni Dudley September 7, 2016
Honolulu, HI - Kioni Dudley, a registered Democrat and former Honolulu City Council candidate, filed a complaint with the Hawaii Democratic Party today against Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. In violation of party rules, Caldwell strongly supported Republican Kymberly Pine against Democrat Dudley in their race for the Honolulu City Council. Besides putting out the clear message to vote for Pine, he raised thousands and thousands of dollars for her, writing to rich contributors encouraging them to attend her elegant fundraisers.
"Caldwell is making it an issue in his mayoral campaign that Democrats must only support Democrats. But Caldwell backed Republican Kymberly Pine against me in my City Council campaign, even though I am a registered Democrat," stated Dudley. "This is pure Caldwell hypocrisy and I am calling upon my party to join me in condemning the mayor."
Caldwell has specifically called for Democrats to only support other Democrats like himself. Yet Caldwell failed to follow his own demand, and clearly violated party rules, by openly backing Republican Pine over Democrat Dudley.
PDF: Full Text of Complaint