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Native Hawaiians endorse Marx

Native Hawaiians endorse Marx

MEDIA RELEASE Second Congressional Candidate Bob Marx is honored by endorsement from Hawaiian Homestead group. At a press conference on Earth Day in Hilo, Marx accepted the endorsement of two prominent members of the Hawaiian Homestead group, Edwin Miranda and Michael John. Speaking on behalf of thousands of friends and Homesteaders, Miranda said: “We need […]

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Marx: Congress must prioritize early childhood education

Marx: Congress must prioritize early childhood education

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx calls on Congress to increase funding for early childhood education immediately so that we create a brighter future for the next generation of Americans. Speaking to a group of Big Island residents, Marx said: “The time is now to invest in early childhood education. We cannot afford to wait any longer. […]

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Hannemann campaign collects $250,000

Hannemann campaign collects $250,000

MEDIA RELEASE Democratic candidate Mufi Hannemann has reported his campaign for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District had collected $250,000 during the January to March quarter. That figure brings his total fundraising to well over $785,000 (including a personal loan of $12,000). In highlighting strong grassroots support from within Hawaii, the campaign reported that 60 percent of […]

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Marx: Best dollar spent is on education

Marx: Best dollar spent is on education

MEDIA RELEASE Speaking to a large crowd at the Hilo Woman’s Club, Bob Marx addressed a variety of issues including jobs and the economy, GMO labeling and education. On education, Marx responded to the first question of a young woman in the audience who asked about the burden of her student loans: “New college graduates […]

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Marx: The real reason for mass transit

Marx: The real reason for mass transit

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Bob Marx | Second District Congressional candidate I’ve been asked before how a rail advocate like me can be against the proposed HART project. Let me make this clear: I am an ardent supporter of mass transit systems. April 4 marks the 45th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s […]

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Marx: It’s time to bring prisoners home

Marx: It’s time to bring prisoners home

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx, Democratic Candidate for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, calls for an end to outsourcing Hawaii’s prisoners to private, mainland prisons. Currently, the state houses 1,738 convicted prisoners in mainland, privately operated prisons in Arizona — not counting the more than 200 female prisoners who were removed from a privately-run Kentucky prison. These […]

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Marx: Outdated Honolulu rail project will cost jobs

Marx: Outdated Honolulu rail project will cost jobs

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx, the lone neighbor island candidate for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, calls the proposed Honolulu Rail Project (HART) irresponsible. Speaking to a group of students near the University of Hawaii – Hilo, Marx said: “I stand with former Governor Cayetano in his opposition to the proposed Honolulu Rail Project. Increasing the debt […]

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Marx: Alternatives to petroleum equal jobs

Marx: Alternatives to petroleum equal jobs

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx contends that investing in alternative energy solutions is one of the best ways to rid our dependence on foreign oil, limit the effect of Wall Street speculators on prices and create jobs in Hawaii. “Gas prices, now over $5 per gallon on Kauai and parts of Maui, are causing financial hardship […]

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Marx: Failed energy policy will yield record summer gas prices

Marx: Failed energy policy will yield record summer gas prices

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx, 2nd Congressional District candidate, contends the federal government’s current energy policy will yield record gasoline prices this summer and increase home energy costs. Speaking to a group of Makakilo Democrats on Oahu, Marx said, “Gas prices always go up in the summertime: This is as undeniable as global warming. Because our […]

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Marx calls war on women’s rights a 'battle of Republican dinosaurs'

Marx calls war on women’s rights a ‘battle of Republican dinosaurs’

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx, Democratic candidate for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, calls the present GOP campaign against women’s rights a “Battle of Republican Dinosaurs.” Marx, speaking to a group of female Democrats on Thursday, declared that “We have not seen such a draconian attack on women’s reproductive rights since the 1960’s and 1970’s. The GOP […]

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Gabbard praises Obama mortgage relief program

Gabbard praises Obama mortgage relief program

MEDIA RELEASE Iraq war veteran and candidate for Congress Tulsi Gabbard has issued the following statement in support of President Obama’s recently announced mortgage relief program for veterans: “I wholeheartedly support President Obama’s effort to ensure that those who served our country overseas are protected against predatory lending practices here at home. Serving in a […]

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Hannemann stands for education, working families

Hannemann stands for education, working families

From Mufi Hannemann, candidate for 2nd Congressional District: With about four and a half months left before voters begin casting ballots for the Aug. 11 Primary, our campaign is clearly resonating with the people of Hawaii’s second congressional district. The polls continue to show us with a strong lead and we’ve recently received two very […]

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Kiaaina takes stand for environment

Kiaaina takes stand for environment

MEDIA RELEASE Esther Kiaaina, a Democrat in the race for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, has offered a broad look at her stance on environmental issues in a speech, outlining a series of priorities to help steer the state in a desirable direction. Her recent speech afforded a clear view of her position on such issues […]

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Kiaania running for U.S. House seat

Kiaania running for U.S. House seat

MEDIA RELEASE Esther Puakela Kiaaina has announced she is running to represent Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Now, more than ever, we face uncertain challenges that require strong, proven leaders. We need someone who will keep Hawaii relevant in federal budgetary and policy priorities, but never fails to embrace and […]

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