Hawaii Primary Election Candidates You Should NOT Ignore

Chelsey Lang

Looks like we erred in our Candidates To Ignore section of our Hawaii Primary Election Endorsements issue. Two non-partisan candidates–Heath Beasley, a U.S. Navy vet who is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by retiring Democrat Senator Daniel Akaka, and Molokai homestead farmer/musician Kanohowailuku Helm, who is running for the 7th District state […]

After the ‘Opposites Attract’ TV Ad, Why is Ed Case Still Trying To Dance With Mazie Hirono and Linda Lingle in Hawaii’s US Senate Race?


If I were Ed Case, I’d start to consider ending my electoral political aspirations. He’s a decent guy, sure, and, when he was in the House of Representatives, as effective as a legislator can be when he or she is from Hawaii. But from the start of his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat currently […]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST SCARY PUBLIC FIGURE: Linda Lingle @lingle2012 #BOM2012

Technically Lingle hasn’t been a public official since she left the Hawaii governor’s office in 2010, but here campaign to replace retiring U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka (D, Hawaii) is close enough for me. Our readers think she’s scary, but there’s a very real chance the state’s voters (who twice elected her governor) will send the […]

EMILY’s List Smacks Linda Lingle Over Roy Blunt

@ChocolateHawaii by @anuheayagi for @MauiTime

Ok, I’m going to run really quick through some extremely divisive social politics. First, Republican U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri tried to kill the Obama Administration’s controversial rule requiring insurance companies to cover the costs of contraception (this is the so-called Blunt Amendment, which failed). Then former Republican Governor Linda Lingle, who is running […]

How Will Hawaii’s Congressional Representatives And Senators Vote On SOPA?


Actually, your guess is as good as ours. According to the investigative news non-profit organization ProPublica, none of Hawaii’s people in Washington – U.S. Senators Daniel Akaka and Dan Inouye or Congressmembers Colleen Hanabusa (1st District) and Mazie Hirono (2nd District)– have taken a public stance on the contentious Stop Online Piracy ACT (SOPA). But […]