Running for: U.S. Congress, 2nd District
Running against: Tulsi Gabbard
Birthplace: Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Profession: “working homeless”
Electoral Win/Loss Record: 0/1
First electoral victory: N/A
Supports: Deism, “sensitive ladies,” Capitalism (that’s with a capital C)
Opposes: People forgetting the 9/11 attacks, anti-smoking laws, same-sex marriage, abortion (except in cases of rape and incest), Obamacare, the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Gets campaign donations from: No one at press time.
Not sure where to begin with David Kawika Crowley, except that his presence on the ballot either shows the Hawaii Republican Party is capable of great imagination in its selection of U.S. congressional candidates, or great desperation. Crowley, as of press time, lacks a job, a home (outside of his van) and any record of having received campaign donations, despite the fact that he’s running for a relatively high-profile office. His claim to fame lies in the musical rather than political world–he co-wrote the songs “Hawaii 78” and “Hula Lady.” In 1991, he lost a bid for the mayorship of Hawaii Island, and his campaign today is practically non-existent. “As of August 2012,” the Washington Times reported, “he had raised no money for his campaign, which consists of a website [kawika4congress.com], his personal appearances and sign waving along the side of Oahu’s highways.” His biggest political issue today is getting bars and restaurants to once again allow smoking indoors. MauiTime endorsed him during the 2012 Republican Primary election because we want to see more candidates like Crowley, who live like normal people and aren’t afraid to speak out about what they truly believe.