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Entries Tagged as 'Campaigns'

Hanabusa’s record doesn’t show aversion to PAC contributions

July 30th, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat is certainly heating up now that voting has started. Senator Brian Schatz received the active support of Elizabeth Warren this week, courtesy of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. In an email to PCCC supporters across the country, including nearly 5,000 in Hawaii, Warren praised Schatz and solicited […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Politics

Ballot boo-boo?

July 27th, 2014 · 13 Comments

An old friend pointed out a potential problem with the primary election ballot. I haven’t seen the ballot, but thought I would pass his concerns along. Absentee mail-in ballots have gone out, at least to Oahu voters, and voters are receiving them. Some folks on the sending-out end reportedly found the ballot confusing, and so […]

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Should voters be asked to post their marked ballots online?

July 24th, 2014 · 18 Comments

An emailed “get out the vote” message from Sen. Donna Kim’s congressional campaign, via MailChimp, urges her supporters to vote early. Nothing surprising there. But then it goes on to ask that they take a photo of their ballot, and then post the picture on social media. Here’s the relevant section of the request: Does […]

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The governor’s “Yellow Cab” ad is cute but almost invites criticism

July 22nd, 2014 · 19 Comments

I’ve seen Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s latest ad on television a number of times, often appearing almost back-to-back in or around the evening newscasts. You know, the one where Neil appears as the driver of a Yellow Cab, at one time the campaign symbol associated with this once-rebel politician. It’s a cute ad, which shows off […]

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House & Senate candidates ranked by money raised so far this year

July 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments

I had a little time yesterday to take a first pass at the data for campaign funds raised during the first six months of this year (January 1 through June 30, 2014). To do this, I downloaded the updated contribution file from the portal at data.hawaii.gov (you can also reach this through the Campaign Spending […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Elections · Politics