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Aiona campaign forced to pull courtroom ad

September 29th, 2014 · 7 Comments

GOP candidate Duke Aiona’s campaign had to withdraw a campaign ad touting his background as a judge, including video showing Aiona in judicial robes in a courtroom. Judiciary officials requested the ad be taken off the air after determining that filming in the courtroom violated a prohibition on political activities in court facilities, and was […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Court · Photographs

Gathering of religious conservatives poses risk to Aiona campaign

September 29th, 2014 · 6 Comments

“Thank God for YouTube videos! (And the activists who edited this video),” comments Democratic activist Bart Dame in a recent Facebook post.” This video” shows gubernatorial candidate Duke Aiona in several public appearances in 2008-2010 in which he says that, while not a “member,” he is part of the International Transformation Network and the local […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Politics

Djou appears to trip on minimum wage numbers

September 26th, 2014 · 11 Comments

Hawaii Public Radio’s “Town Square” yesterday featured an hour-long live interview with GOP congressional candidate, Charles Djou. In the course of the interview, Djou estimated that all but 10-15% of minimum wage workers are teenagers, program host Beth-Ann Kozlovich commented later in a Facebook post. But she referred to a March 2014 report by the […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Economics · Labor · Politics

More details from Civil Beat poll that found David Ige holding a narrow lead

September 23rd, 2014 · 9 Comments

Did you catch Civil Beat’s story on their latest poll results in the race for governor (“Civil Beat Poll: Democrat Ige Leads Republican Aiona By 4 Percent“)? Basically, their poll found Ige holding a slight 43%-39% lead over Aiona statewide, due in large part to greater support on the neighbor islands. On Oahu, the two […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Politics

Breaking down the sources of political contributions

September 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

In response to my preliminary musing yesterday about campaign contribution data now available online for download and analysis, Natalie left a comment with a couple of suggestions. She would be interested in knowing how much of a candidate’s money comes from outside of their own district, and what the breakdown is between different types of […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Politics