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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Lingle Joins in Bi-Partisan Policy Summit
By News Release @ 12:26 AM :: 6567 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics


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NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Senate candidate Linda Lingle, the former two-term governor of Hawaii, will participate in the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) third annual political summit, Taking the Poison Out of Partisanship, at Tulane University in New Orleans, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 16. Hosted in part by the popular political duo James Carville and Mary Matalin, more than a dozen current and former elected officials, national political strategists from both sides of the aisle, and prominent journalists will also attend.

Gov. Lingle, who announced Oct. 11 her campaign to represent Hawaii in the U.S. Senate, is a founding member of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Governors Council, part of the think-tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, in addressing key challenges facing the nation.

“As someone elected to represent all the people of Hawaii, I've always followed the philosophy that good solutions transcend political parties,” said Gov. Lingle. “It's an honor to be part of the Bipartisan Policy Center and to work with Democrats, Republicans and Independents to explore positive ways to address the many challenges facing our nation while overcoming non-productive partisan politics.”

The BPC regularly convenes events like Bridge-Builder Breakfasts, political summits and timely policy discussions to foster an ongoing conversation about how to overcome political divides and help make our government work better.

“Gov. Lingle, as a founding member of the BPC's Governors Council, already has a long track record of bipartisan success,” said Campaign Manager and former Hawaii State Adjutant General Bob Lee. “People know she's focused on practical, common-sense solutions, as highlighted by her litmus test for all legislation: If it's good for the people of Hawaii, she's for it; if it's bad for Hawaii's people, she's against it. That kind of no-nonsense approach has garnered her respect statewide as well as from around the country.”

Included in Wednesday's BPC agenda are meetings that will explore common ground opportunities for political progress, finding consensus on immigration issues, and a session on issues that transcend partisanship.

Ahead of the actual summit, a special Governors Council meeting will take place tonight. Gov. Lingle, who sits on the council along with five past U.S. Governors, will join in discussing the intergovernmental tax system, Medicaid, the Joint Select Committee on Debt, Homeland Security, and immigration, among other topics.

Parts of the summit will be streamed live online on the Bipartisan Policy Center website at

To find out more information about the Linda Lingle Senate Campaign, visit the campaign website at; visit the campaign Facebook page at; and follow the campaign Twitter account at



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