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OHA candidates report relatively modest campaign spending so far

August 23rd, 2014 · 7 Comments

Here’s a summary of amounts spent by candidates for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees between January 1 and July 25, 2014. The reported amounts are relatively modest, similar to what might be spent in a race for the state House, where the average amount spent through July 25 was $8,210, and the […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Elections · Politics

Rep. Chris Lee drawn into pre-election exchange with Mililani Trask, OHA candidate

August 19th, 2014 · 20 Comments

Representative Chris Lee ran unopposed in the Democratic primary in House District 51 (Kailua-Waimanalo), and now faces Republican Wayne Hikida, an insurance executive, “traditional family” supporter, and “a Bishop for the Mormon Church,” according to his campaign website. But this doesn’t mean that Lee’s primary was uneventful. Attorney Mililani Trask, a candidate for an at-large […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Energy · Politics

Duke Aiona website: “Please try again later”

August 18th, 2014 · 10 Comments

When I tried to visit the website of Republican gubernatorial candidate Duke Aiona anytime shortly after noon today, an error message was returned instead of a campaign pitch. The message appears in simple black and white print. Bandwidth Limit Exceeded The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching […]

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Will the negative attack ads return during the general election campaign?

August 16th, 2014 · 14 Comments

Now that the primary election is over–hopefully–time for a deep breath and a couple of observations. First off, the primary was extraordinary for one thing. The campaigns didn’t go negative, with relatively minor exceptions. Those guys who do the voiceovers in attack ads, where even the most normal things are made to sound sinister, just […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Elections · Politics

Hawaii’s election laws and the primary vote in Puna

August 13th, 2014 · 18 Comments

Honolulu attorney Robert Thomas (InverseCondemnation.com) took a look at the election law issues at play in any attempt to get a court to force a delay in the Puna primary now set for Friday (“Issues To Watch In The Promised Lawsuit Challenging Hurricane Primary“). As always, his commentary is useful for understanding the issues at […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Court · Elections