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SenBrianSchatzBug

Schatz seeking resumes for staff

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz will be staffing his office in the weeks ahead. “Getting my office operational and building our team is essential and we’ve made good progress in a very short period of time,” Schatz said. “We will be receiving resumes of people interested in serving in either our Washington D.C. or Hawaii […]

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Schatz sworn in to U.S. Senate

Akaka: ‘Sen. Schatz will be a strong progressive voice for Hawaii in the U.S. Senate’

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Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz and Taichung City Mayor Jason Hu signed a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes a collaboration on clean energy, energy efficiency and green growth. (Photo courtesy of Lt. Governor's Office)

Abercrombie appoints Lt. Gov. Schatz to U.S. Senate

Abercrombie: ‘I make this decision with full confidence that Brian’s appointment is in the best interest of the State of Hawaii and the nation’

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DemocraticPartyHawaiiBug

At least one dozen apply for Senate vacancy

Hawaii 24/7 Staff At least one dozen Democrats have applied to replace the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who died last week at age 88 and after serving the state for more than one-half century in Washington, D.C. Among the late entries on Monday were Ed Case, Esther Kiaaina, Blake Oshiro and Tulsi Gabbard. Case is […]

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U.S. Senate passes resolution honoring Inouye

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution (S.Res.624) honoring Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. The resolution was sponsored by Inouye’s colleague of 36 years, Sen. Daniel K. Akaka. The text of the resolution follows: Relative to the death of the Honorable Daniel Ken Inouye, Senator from the State of Hawaii. Whereas, Sen. Daniel […]

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Lingle2012SenateBug

Small business backs Lingle

MEDIA RELEASE The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has announced its support for former Gov. Linda Lingle in her race for the U.S. Senate. “Linda Lingle was an outstanding governor who improved the business climate in Hawaii and that’s exactly the kind of leadership that Hawaii small businesses need in the Senate,” said Lisa […]

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Lingle2012SenateBug

Lingle: Hirono bill would hike isle housing prices

MEDIA RELEASE Mazie Hirono introduced a bill earlier this year in Congress that will drive up Hawaii Island’s housing prices and reduce the number of houses available for local families, according to Linda Lingle for Senate Campaign Manager Bob Lee. Hirono’s VISIT USA Bill would provide U.S. residential visas for foreigners spending a total of […]

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Waimea coffee hour with Hirono (Oct. 24)

MEDIA RELEASE A Coffee Hour with Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono is scheduled for 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Makua Laiana Hall – Imiola Congregational Church. This informal coffee hour is hosted by the Waimea Hawaiian Homesteader’s Association, Inc., Oiwi Lokahi o ka Mokupuni o Keawe and the Waimea Hawaiian Civic Club. Light refreshments […]

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Lingle2012SenateBug

Lingle: Hirono refuses to answer for actions harmful to Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE In Monday night’s final debate of the General Election, Congresswoman Mazie Hirono refused to answer for her actions which will harm Hawaii’s residents and small businesses. She avoided answering questions about why she voted twice to raise taxes on Hawaii’s middle class families, why she voted against Hawaii small businesses when she opposed […]

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Lingle2012SenateBug

Lingle: Hirono bill will drive up housing costs

MEDIA RELEASE Mazie Hirono introduced a bill earlier this year in Congress that will drive up Hawaii housing prices and reduce the number of houses available for local families, according to Linda Lingle for Senate Campaign Manager Bob Lee. Hirono’s VISIT USA Bill would provide U.S. residential visas for foreigners buying a residential property worth […]

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Hirono reaction to KITV debate

MEDIA RELEASE For the third straight debate for Hawaii’s open U.S. Senate seat, Democratic nominee Mazie Hirono showed the people of Hawaii her commitment to them, their values and priorities. In contrast, Republican Linda Lingle followed her now-established pattern – advocating policies and parroting statements of national Republicans Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and John Boehner. […]

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Lingle2012SenateBug

Lingle reaction to KITV debate

MEDIA RELEASE In the second televised U.S. Senate debate of the General Election, Gov. Linda Lingle laid out a clear, thoughtful and original plan for addressing the unique needs of Hawaii and the challenges facing our nation. Her opponent, Mazie Hirono, as expected, stuck to scripted national party talking points, which are irrelevant to Hawaii’s […]

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Supporters at LInda Lingle's campaign headquarters in Kona get a chance to videoconference with the candidate and other statewide headquarters for a post debate chat. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Lingle, Hirono weigh in after televised debate

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The KHON2/AARP televised debate Monday evening featured U.S. Senate candidates Congresswoman Mazie Hirono and former Gov. Linda Lingle. The debate was the first of four statewide televised debates between Lingle and Hirono. Three televised debates remain including Oct. 16 on KITV News, Oct. 18 on Island Insights (PBS Hawaii) and Oct. 22 […]

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Lingle2012SenateBug

D.C. SuperPAC shows Lingle, Hirono in close race

MEDIA RELEASE “Gov. Linda Lingle and Mazie Hirono are in a neck and neck race for U.S. Senate judging by the $64,000 spent by a Washington, D.C. SuperPAC on television ads this week to prop up Hirono’s faltering campaign,” Lingle Campaign Manager Bob Lee said. “The D.C.-based SuperPAC calls itself ‘Working Families for Hawaii’, but […]

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