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Marx files Congressional nomination papers

Marx files Congressional nomination papers

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx, candidate for Hawaii’s Second Congressional District, has filed nomination papers with the Office of Elections. Marx is the only candidate from a neighbor island. Marx spoke to a group of people this week in Keaau, discussing the problems faced by areas on the neighbor islands and in rural Oahu. “I am […]

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Marx: Hawaii rail project least of state’s worries

Marx: Hawaii rail project least of state’s worries

MEDIA RELEASE The first concrete has been poured for Honolulu’s rail project, but according to Bob Marx, candidate for Hawaii’s Second Congressional District, “Rail is the least of worries [for the State].” Honolulu’s rail project is now projected to cost more than $5 billion, according to the project-financing plan prepared for the Federal Transit Administration. […]

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Marx: Social Security essential to elderly

Marx: Social Security essential to elderly

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx says he believes Social Security is an essential program that America’s retiring population counts on for economic stability. Forty percent of Americans aged 65 or older depend on Social Security to keep them from slipping below the poverty line. Despite the essential nature of the program, funds for retirees are running […]

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Marx: Indefinite detention violates civil rights

Marx: Indefinite detention violates civil rights

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx, Hilo lawyer and candidate for Hawaii’s Second Congressional District, spoke out on Monday against provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA allows the President to indefinitely detain individuals suspected of aiding or being involved with terrorists. The act would also allow the President to detain those who have […]

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Marx on 'too big to fail' banks

Marx on ‘too big to fail’ banks

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx says banks must be broken up to increase competition and prevent future taxpayer funded bailouts from occurring. Marx, Democratic Candidate and small business owner in Hilo, Hawaii, Monday called on Congress to pass legislation to decentralize control of the country’s financial institutions. The announcement that JP Morgan Chase had a $2 […]

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Marx endorses Mortgage Rate Reduction Bill

Marx endorses Mortgage Rate Reduction Bill

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx supports “Responsible Homeowner’s Refinancing Act” to help struggling homeowners refinance their mortgages. Marx, the lone neighbor island candidate for Hawaii’s Second Congressional District, today endorsed legislation to help homeowners who are “underwater” on their mortgages refinance at a lower rate. Speaking to a group at a coffee talk in Keaau, Marx […]

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Marx on rising debt for Honolulu rail

Marx on rising debt for Honolulu rail

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx, Hilo attorney, bookstore owner, and candidate for Hawaii’s Second Congressional District, calls the Honolulu Rail Project an impossible financial burden on the entire state. Speaking to a group of students Friday in Pahoa, Marx addressed the issue of the Honolulu rail project. “This is Mufi Hannemann’s pet project that he abandoned […]

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Marx on the failing American Dream

Marx on the failing American Dream

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx, neighbor island candidate for Hawaii’s Second Congressional District, joined Rachel Thompson for his weekly web address. This week, the pair addressed the disappearing American Dream, the economy, education, and Marx’s candidacy. Marx was asked about the stagnant unemployment rate and bleak job forecast for many of his constituents. “I think you […]

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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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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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