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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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State of Hawaii Politicians: Archives

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  • Andria Tupola (27) Hawaii Republican candidate for governor of Hawaii
  • Benjamin Cayetano (9)
  • Bob McDermott (15) Hawaii Republican candidate for governor
  • Brian Schatz (25) Democratic Jr Senator Hawaii
  • Cam Cavasso (20) Republican Challenger Hawaii
  • Charles Djou (12) Republican Governor challenger U.S. Rep Hawaii-1
  • Colleen Hanabusa (9) Hawaii Democratic candidate for Hawaii Governor
  • Cynthia Thielen (9) Republican Challenger (2006) Hawaii
  • Daniel Akaka (7) Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring) Hawaii
  • David Ige (61) Hawaii Democratic Governor
  • Duke Aiona (32) Hawaii Republican Challenger
  • Ed Case (10) Democrat U.S. Rep Hawaii-1
  • Eddie Pirkowski (17) Republican candidate for Hawaii U.S. Senator Hawaii
  • Jill Tokuda (4) Democrat U.S. Rep Hawaii-2
  • John Carroll (24) Hawaii Republican candidate for governor of Hawaii
  • Josh Green (33) Hawaii Democratic challenger for Governor
  • Kai Kahele (10) Hawaii Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Kirk Caldwell (13) Hawaii Democratic Challenger
  • Linda Lingle (10) Hawaii Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
  • Marissa Kerns (4) Hawaii Republican challenger for Governor
  • Mark Takai (13) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep Hawaii-1
  • Mazie Hirono (8) Democrat (Senate run 2012) U.S. Rep Hawaii-2
  • Neil Abercrombie (15) Hawaii Democratic Governor
  • Ron Curtis (19) Republican Senate candidate Hawaii
  • Tulsi Gabbard (1) Hawaii Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from HI-2
  • Vicky Cayetano (3) Hawaii Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
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    Andria Tupola: No public funds for abortion, except for incest and rape.
    Bob McDermott: Opposed law disclosing abortion rights to women.
    Brian Schatz: Abortions should be legally available, and funded.
    Cam Cavasso: Human life begins at conception.
    Charles Djou: Waiting periods and notification OK; partial birth not OK.
    Cynthia Thielen: No residency requirement for abortions; clinics ok.
    David Ige: Pro-choice; no parental consent; no public funding.
    Duke Aiona: Pro-life; respect all human life.
    Duke Aiona: Would leave decisions up to the Legislature and to voters.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Human life begins at conception.
    John Carroll: No abortion after the baby can recognize pain.
    Josh Green: No residency requirement for abortions; clinics ok.
    Kirk Caldwell: No residency requirement for abortions; clinics ok.
    Linda Lingle: No residency requirement for abortions; clinics ok.
    Mark Takai: Faithful defender of a woman's right to choose.
    Ron Curtis: Pro-life, but government should not decide.
    Vicky Cayetano: Pro-choice; and supports medically assisted death.
Budget & Economy
    Andria Tupola: Focus on spending efficiency, instead of raising taxes.
    Andria Tupola: Save government money with efficiency; cut waste.
    Benjamin Cayetano: More funding for tourism infrastructure.
    Bob McDermott: Wasteful, undisciplined fiscal policy perpetuates dependence.
    Brian Schatz: Got earmark to fix highway threatened by climate change.
    Cam Cavasso: Government spending sucks oxygen out of the economy.
    Cam Cavasso: Balance the budget; don't pass it on to children.
    Charles Djou: Runaway federal spending threatens our economy & job growth.
    David Ige: We are spending more than we take in; fix the imbalance.
    David Ige: Spending on infrastructure helps economic recovery.
    Duke Aiona: State should be smarter; current resources are sufficient.
    Duke Aiona: Attract investment by opening a spaceport in Hawai'i.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Josh Green: State-subsidized loan program for first-time home buyers.
    Josh Green: Housing must be considered a human right.
    Kai Kahele: Promote agribusiness through community driven policies.
    Kirk Caldwell: As largest landowner, state is key to building new housing.
    Ron Curtis: Balanced budget achievable: stop waste and reduce spending.
Civil Rights
    Andria Tupola: Give same rights to American Samoans living here.
    Andria Tupola: Include gender identity in anti-discrimination laws.
    Benjamin Cayetano: Defend native Hawaiian Homelands project.
    Bob McDermott: Amendment for marriage only by opposite-sex couples.
    Bob McDermott: 2013: Sued to stop gay marriage going into effect in Hawaii.
    Bob McDermott: In Hawaii, we are all minorities to one degree or another.
    Cam Cavasso: PATRIOT Act does not go too far.
    Cam Cavasso: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Charles Djou: Supports traditional marriage but also domestic partnerships.
    Charles Djou: No affirmative action.
    Colleen Hanabusa: Create civil unions for couples who cannot marry.
    Cynthia Thielen: Create civil unions for couples who cannot marry.
    Daniel Akaka: Opposed the Patriot Act renewal on civil liberty grounds.
    David Ige: Civil unions ok; gay marriage not ok.
    David Ige: Follow the lessons offered by our host culture.
    David Ige: Create civil unions for couples who cannot marry.
    Duke Aiona: No same-sex marriage; no civil unions.
    Duke Aiona: Supports affirmative action.
    Ed Case: Supported Patriot Act to provide law enforcement tools.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    John Carroll: Opposes same-sex marriage, but 14th Amendment trumps that.
    John Carroll: Inclusive legislation to banish racism and intolerance.
    Josh Green: Create civil unions for couples who cannot marry.
    Kai Kahele: Enshrine protections for the LGBTQ+ community into law.
    Kirk Caldwell: Stand in solidarity with Black community for social justice.
    Kirk Caldwell: We celebrate diversity and inclusion no matter who we love.
    Linda Lingle: Civil unions are same-sex marriage by another name.
    Linda Lingle: Vetoed civil unions for couples who cannot marry.
    Mark Takai: Support ENDA; oppose DOMA; yes to LGBT marriage.
    Ron Curtis: Americans are equally entitled to Constitutional rights.
    Jill Tokuda: Allow taxing of short term rental accommodations.
    Andria Tupola: Cut corporate taxes and unnecessary regulation.
    Bob McDermott: Allow taxing of short term rental accommodations.
    Cynthia Thielen: Allow taxing of short term rental accommodations.
    David Ige: $10 million for HI Growth initiative to support innovation.
    David Ige: Vetoed taxing of short term rental accommodations.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Zero taxes would attract corporate headquarters.
    Kai Kahele: Don't allow taxing of short term rental accommodations.
    Mark Takai: End tax breaks for largest oil and drug companies.
    Mazie Hirono: US Chamber of Commerce does not reflect business community.
    Andria Tupola: No capital punishment; no minors prosecuted as adults.
    Andria Tupola: Support police who risk their lives for us.
    Andria Tupola: Prioritize budget increases for police.
    Brian Schatz: End parole for repeat violent felons.
    Brian Schatz: Stop transferring military equipment to local police forces.
    Cam Cavasso: Supports capital punishment for certain crimes.
    Charles Djou: More prisons; less parole; more penalties; less profiling.
    David Ige: Opposes capital punishment.
    Duke Aiona: Prosecute minors as adults, but no capital punishment.
    Duke Aiona: Better schools help Native Hawaiians stay out of prison.
    Duke Aiona: Spearheaded Hawai'i Drug Court for non-violent offenders.
    John Carroll: Opposes capital punishment.
    John Carroll: Keep evidence from stops even without reasonable suspicion.
    Kirk Caldwell: Refuses to answer questions about indicted ex-city officials.
    Josh Green: Move toward restorative approach not strictly punitive.
    Jill Tokuda: Establish rules for medical marijuana dispensaries.
    Jill Tokuda: Allow transport between islands of medical marijuana.
    Andria Tupola: Require welfare applicants to pass a drug test.
    Andria Tupola: Voted against medical marijuana dispensaries.
    Benjamin Cayetano: Philosophy shift to treatment instead of punishment.
    Bob McDermott: Voted against medical marijuana dispensaries.
    Bob McDermott: Allow transport between islands of medical marijuana.
    Brian Schatz: Criminalize date-rape drugs as controlled substances.
    Brian Schatz: Hawaii not ready for legal pot; needs national conversation.
    Charles Djou: Prohibit the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
    Colleen Hanabusa: States should determine marijuana legality.
    Cynthia Thielen: Establish rules for medical marijuana dispensaries.
    Cynthia Thielen: Allow transport between islands of medical marijuana.
    Cynthia Thielen: Establish licensing rules for medical marijuana dispensaries.
    David Ige: No marijuana decriminalization but alternative sentencing ok.
    David Ige: Establish licensing rules for medical marijuana dispensaries.
    David Ige: Vetoed transport between islands of medical marijuana.
    Duke Aiona: No marijuana decriminalization but alternative sentencing ok.
    John Carroll: Marijuana less damaging than alcohol; legalize it.
    Josh Green: Establish licensing rules for medical marijuana dispensaries.
    Ron Curtis: Keeping drugs illegal means crime, money, and addiction.
    Andria Tupola: Education needs to be an interconnected community issue.
    Benjamin Cayetano: $290M for school capital improvements.
    Bob McDermott: Sues state over overcrowded school.
    Cam Cavasso: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Charles Djou: Empower parental involvement in schools over bureaucracy.
    David Ige: Quality public education necessary for a strong economy.
    David Ige: Implement early education through DOE, not private schools.
    David Ige: Improving public education is one of my top priorities.
    David Ige: Opposes vouchers, but supports charters.
    David Ige: Too many decisions made by state instead of locally.
    David Ige: Universal pre-K crucial to education reform.
    David Ige: Maximize school land by building compatible structures.
    David Ige: Virtual learning can supplement in-person classes.
    Duke Aiona: Yes to charters; no to national standards.
    Duke Aiona: Shift control from statewide district to local community.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Josh Green: Develop and fund a universal public Pre-K program.
    Josh Green: Offer every high school graduate free community college.
    Kai Kahele: We need to address teacher hiring and retention.
    Linda Lingle: I support PBS, but Big Bird is not essential to America.
    Mark Takai: Invest in our public schools with federal funds.
    Neil Abercrombie: Improving public education is one of my top priorities.
    Ron Curtis: We can better serve students teaching them the "how" skills.
Energy & Oil
    Andria Tupola: For renewable energy if affordable and environmentally safe.
    Bob McDermott: I want cheap abundant energy that all Americans can access.
    Brian Schatz: FactCheck: Yes, 97% of Greenland ice surface melted in 2012.
    Brian Schatz: OpEd: Schatz promotes wind turbines requiring huge subsidies.
    Brian Schatz: Work towards passage of carbon fee legislation.
    Brian Schatz: Use every weapon at our disposal to fight climate change.
    Cam Cavasso: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Cynthia Thielen: Voted YES to suspend the gasoline price cap.
    Daniel Akaka: Offered hydrogen and ethanol bills for energy independence.
    David Ige: Reduce fossil fuel use; increase renewable energy.
    David Ige: Tie rooftop solar into the electric grid.
    David Ige: 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2045.
    David Ige: 30% renewable energy by 2020; carbon negative by 2045.
    David Ige: Capture more carbon that we produce by 2045.
    Duke Aiona: Fund alternative energy over traditional energy.
    Duke Aiona: Maximize our many renewable energy resources.
    Ed Case: Investigate the oil companies & reinstate the CAFE standards.
    Eddie Pirkowski: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Explore oil shale, solar, wind, safe nuclear, cheap hydrogen.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Sustainable green development; reduce our carbon footprint.
    John Carroll: Humans change climate, but don' regulate greenhouse gases.
    Josh Green: Voted YES to suspend the gasoline price cap.
    Josh Green: Invest in green economy, create thousands of green jobs.
    Kirk Caldwell: Strongly support 100% renewable energy by 2045.
    Kirk Caldwell: Voted YES to suspend the gasoline price cap.
    Linda Lingle: Suspended the gasoline price cap.
    Marissa Kerns: Support no-taxpayers-government-bailout for renewable energy.
    Mark Takai: Invest in alternative energy, including wind and solar.
    Neil Abercrombie: Liquefied natural gas is a "bridge fuel" to renewables.
    Ron Curtis: Manage renewable electric power with smaller community farms.
    Josh Green: Hydrogen technology has potential to make us energy exporter.
    Andria Tupola: People must understand what environmental protections do.
    Andria Tupola: If we take care of the land it will take care of our needs.
    Andria Tupola: Tension between development & environment is about balance.
    Andria Tupola: Protect environment by partnering with local orgs.
    Benjamin Cayetano: Balance growth against environmental protection.
    Benjamin Cayetano: $22M to improve state parks.
    Bob McDermott: Shut down Navy fuel site that has contaminated local water.
    Brian Schatz: Received perfect score from League of Conservation Voters.
    Brian Schatz: Genetically modified foods aren't unhealthy.
    Charles Djou: Advocated for recycling and trash services on City Council.
    Colleen Hanabusa: Genetically modified foods aren't unhealthy.
    David Ige: Push Congress to spend more on Hawaii tourism.
    David Ige: Increase funding for watersheds & against invasive species.
    David Ige: Right to know what is in our food, via federal labeling.
    David Ige: Protect Hawaii's fragile resources for future generations.
    David Ige: Strong guidelines for environmental protection.
    Duke Aiona: Make Hawai'i the greenest place on Earth.
    Ed Case: Diversify tourism to include educational & eco-tourism.
    John Carroll: Eliminate air and water pollution in every state.
    Josh Green: Press Navy to drain fuel tanks, shut facility for good.
    Kirk Caldwell: Banned single-use plastic items; reduced landfill waste.
    Mazie Hirono: Visit the USA Bill: attract 300,000 Chinese by easier visas.
    Neil Abercrombie: New Day Work Projects: transit-oriented development.
    Neil Abercrombie: Food labeling good, but not at expense of small businesses.
    Ron Curtis: Protect environment with common sense daily routine changes.
Families & Children
    Andria Tupola: The burden placed on families through taxes needs examining.
    Charles Djou: Deeper appreciation of role faith plays in American families.
    David Ige: Government builds a home for our kupuna and our children.
    David Ige: Build 17,000 affordable homes on state-owned land.
    Duke Aiona: Supports abstinence-only education.
    Josh Green: Make childcare accessible and affordable for students.
    Mazie Hirono: Family separation at the border traumatizes children.
    Josh Green: Up to $10,000 child care tax credit for working families.
Foreign Policy
    John Carroll: Capture terrorists for trial, but no assassinations.
Free Trade
    Colleen Hanabusa: Supports 1920 Jones Act: only US ships HI to West Coast.
    David Ige: Hawaii dominated world trade via entrepreneurial innovation.
    John Carroll: I believe in Free Trade and a balanced budget.
    John Carroll: America should be a leader in international commerce.
    Mark Takai: Reject free trade deals that don't protect American jobs.
    Neil Abercrombie: Allow foreign ships to unload in Hawaii en route to US.
    Josh Green: Reposition our economy to pursue global opportunities.
Government Reform
    Andria Tupola: Video testimony to legislature; no constitutional convention.
    Andria Tupola: Ease permitting processes for developers.
    Brian Schatz: Partial state funding for state level political campaigns.
    Brian Schatz: Abolish the Electoral College.
    Brian Schatz: I support ending or reforming the filibuster.
    Cam Cavasso: Remove all contribution limits on federal campaigns.
    Cam Cavasso: Photo ID for voting.
    David Ige: Run government with open & public two-way communication.
    David Ige: Limit campaign donations and campaign spending.
    David Ige: Require photo identification in order to vote.
    David Ige: Support independent redistricting but also voter ID.
    Duke Aiona: Limit all political contributions: corporate & party.
    Duke Aiona: Has no evidence the 2020 election was stolen.
    Duke Aiona: Reducing amount of regulations sends message to businesses.
    Duke Aiona: Stem abuses with term limits for state legislature.
    Duke Aiona: Wants to make more public records accessible online.
    Ed Case: Only 8% of my campaign money comes from PACs.
    Eddie Pirkowski: No photo ID for voting.
    John Carroll: Don't regulate campaign contributions; they're free speech.
    John Carroll: Supports citizen's initiative process & multiparty democracy.
    John Carroll: I pledge to fight for bold reforms and solutions.
    Josh Green: Supports health department over Navy water contamination.
    Josh Green: State legislature term limits would make a lot of sense.
    Kai Kahele: Automatic back-end voter registration beyond just DMV.
    Kirk Caldwell: We have to reduce taxes, bureaucracy, and over-regulation.
    Marissa Kerns: Every bill must be exposed to Hawaiian taxpayers.
    Ron Curtis: Regulate campaign contributions from corporations and unions.
    Ron Curtis: Take back our elections from lobbyists & special interests.
    Josh Green: We must be open, transparent, and accountable to the people.
Gun Control
    Jill Tokuda: Require background checks to register gun from out of state.
    Andria Tupola: Supporter of 2nd Amendment, it's a right not a privilege.
    Bob McDermott: Oppose background checks to register gun from out of state.
    Brian Schatz: Ban assault weapons, for universal background checks.
    Cam Cavasso: Never diminish a citizen's right to protect themselves.
    Cam Cavasso: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Cynthia Thielen: Require background checks to register gun from out of state.
    David Ige: Supports background checks; opposes concealed carry.
    David Ige: Require background checks to register gun from out of state.
    Duke Aiona: Background checks & no concealed carry, within 2nd amendment.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    John Carroll: Hawaii has reasonable gun control laws; no federal bans.
    John Carroll: Gun control bans should be handled on state level.
    Josh Green: Require background checks to register gun from out of state.
    Mark Takai: No military-grade weapons in homes; ban them.
    Neil Abercrombie: Require background checks to register gun from out of state.
    Ron Curtis: For mandatory background checks but wants minimum age 18.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Advocate for sensible gun control.
Health Care
    Andria Tupola: No Medicaid expansion with unfunded mandates.
    Benjamin Cayetano: $141M for new medical school at University of Hawaii.
    Cam Cavasso: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Cynthia Thielen: Voted YES on prohibiting smoking in public places.
    Daniel Akaka: Advocate for expanding and improving Medicaid and Medicare.
    David Ige: Supports employer-mandated health care insurance law.
    David Ige: Support unfunded liabilities for State Union Health Benefits.
    David Ige: We have failed to execute the Hawaii Health Connector.
    David Ige: Move management of public hospitals to private sector.
    David Ige: Expand University of Hawai'i's doctor residency program.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Duke Aiona: No public option; no individual mandate.
    Duke Aiona: COVID: not against vaccinations, but opposes mandates.
    Ed Case: Let small businesses pull together resources in health plans.
    Ed Case: Support drugs re-importation and bulk purchases of drugs.
    John Carroll: Don't mandate insurance, but don't repeal ObamaCare.
    Josh Green: Has been a leading voice in the Covid-19 fight.
    Josh Green: COVID: Opposes having ration health care.
    Josh Green: Lt. Governor also works as emergency room doctor.
    Josh Green: Voted YES on prohibiting smoking in public places.
    Josh Green: Access to treatment for homeless addicts & mentally ill.
    Kai Kahele: Bring physicians and services to underserved rural Hawai'i.
    Kirk Caldwell: Invest much more in mental health, drug treatment programs.
    Kirk Caldwell: Voted YES on prohibiting smoking in public places.
    Linda Lingle: State QUEST program instead of ObamaCare.
    Linda Lingle: Voted YES on prohibiting smoking in public places.
    Ron Curtis: Affordable health care for all calls for effective planning.
    Vicky Cayetano: Calls for vaccine mandate for restaurants, bars, gyms.
    Josh Green: Invest in healthcare providers so we remain the health state.
Homeland Security
    Cam Cavasso: Maintain military: peace through strength.
    Brian Schatz: Feds stretched too far in snooping on everyday Americans.
    Brian Schatz: Reform FISA to protect our Fourth Amendment rights.
    Brian Schatz: Military only viable here if it has community support.
    Cam Cavasso: High priority on strengthening our military & intelligence.
    Cam Cavasso: Do not reinstate the military draft.
    Colleen Hanabusa: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden should stand trial in US.
    Colleen Hanabusa: Shaped National Defense Authorization Act military roadmap.
    David Ige: Proactive and aggressive support of troops in Hawaii.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Cutting edge defensive and offensive security.
    John Carroll: Maintain our Premier national Defense Posture.
    Kai Kahele: Advocates avoiding military action whenever possible.
    Linda Lingle: Don't let up on its defense spending, like pre-WWII.
    Mark Takai: Tax credits for companies that hire veterans.
    Mark Takai: Cut defense responsibly, not across-the-board.
    Mazie Hirono: Sensible compromise needed on $50 billion military cut.
    Ron Curtis: Welcomes military presence in Hawaii, vital in today's world.
    Andria Tupola: No in-state tuition for illegals; let local police enforce.
    Bob McDermott: Open border policy is harmful to American security.
    Cam Cavasso: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    David Ige: Hawai'i welcomes refugees.
    Duke Aiona: No in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Eddie Pirkowski: No wall; no deportation.
    John Carroll: Require undocumented adults to return home, but not children.
    Kirk Caldwell: Not a sanctuary city, but protected undocumented immigrants.
    Mazie Hirono: Why do we treat children of illegal immigrants as criminals?
    Ron Curtis: Base immigration policy on meeting job market needs.
    Benjamin Cayetano: Increase the minimum wage.
    David Ige: Make Hawaii farms more sustainable; above 15% level now.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Responsible spending for jobs and stable growth.
    Josh Green: Workers should earn a living wage, shouldn't live in poverty.
    Linda Lingle: OpEd:Did nothing to save jobs when Aloha Airlines went under.
    Mark Takai: Equal pay for equal work for men and women.
    Neil Abercrombie: Put money back into state Employer-Union Trust Fund.
    Neil Abercrombie: 2-year agreement with Legislature to raise the minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    Bob McDermott: Faith in God part of moral crucible forming political views.
    Brian Schatz: Endorsed by progressive group "Democracy for America".
    Cam Cavasso: Running because Inouye opposed Federal Marriage amendment.
    Cam Cavasso: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Colleen Hanabusa: OpEd: Too old to build seniority to steer pork to Hawaii.
    Colleen Hanabusa: Lost campaigns in 2003 & 2006 before winning in 2010.
    Colleen Hanabusa: Got $75M tax credit for Ko Oilna, and husband got $400,000.
    David Ige: The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
    Duke Aiona: My Catholic faith is part of my decision making.
    Duke Aiona: Hopes to restore system by rebuilding trust, earning respect.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    John Carroll: Served four terms in Hawaii House; one term in state Senate.
    Josh Green: Turned over antisemitic signs to state attorney general.
    Linda Lingle: Work with national Republicans to get things done for Hawaii.
    Mazie Hirono: OpEd: Missed twice as many votes as average Congress member.
    Mazie Hirono: Co-sponsored Do No Harm Act: keep church and state separate.
    Neil Abercrombie: I made best decision appointing Schatz instead of Hanabusa.
    Ron Curtis: Principles of campaign are liberty and limited government.
    Vicky Cayetano: No problem too great that we can't overcome together.
    Brian Schatz: Democracy is still threatened one year after Jan. 6th.
    Josh Green: Important to bring us together as one ohana, one family.
Social Security
    Brian Schatz: Make sure everyone pays into the system equally.
    Charles Djou: Never renege on our promises & commitment to our seniors.
    Daniel Akaka: Social Security privatization is a risky investment scheme.
    David Ige: Double the governor's request for Kupuna Care.
    Ed Case: Oppose Social Security privatization, lockbox the trust fund.
    John Carroll: Allow personal retirement accounts.
    Kai Kahele: Against raising the minimum age for social security benefits.
    Mark Takai: Keep our promises; raise the payroll tax cap.
    Ron Curtis: Make Social Security sustainable long into the future.
Tax Reform
    Andria Tupola: Work on local tax policies; give more back to the people.
    Brian Schatz: No state flat tax; increase sin tax & decrease sales tax.
    Daniel Akaka: The Bush tax cuts helped the richest, not those in need.
    David Ige: State must operate within its means instead of raising taxes.
    Duke Aiona: Shift taxes from low-income families to higher-income.
    Ed Case: Bush tax cuts unaffordable; targeted middle-class cuts ok.
    Josh Green: Increase taxes on luxury units; eliminate taxes on food.
    Kai Kahele: Increase property tax rates for non-resident owners.
    Kirk Caldwell: We have to reduce taxes to attract businesses and jobs.
    Marissa Kerns: I am opposing any new taxes for the next four years.
    Neil Abercrombie: Add alcohol & soft drink tax; repeal state tax deduction.
    Ron Curtis: Make tax cuts for individuals permanent; no expiration.
    Josh Green: Every income bracket will be paying less state income tax.
    Benjamin Cayetano: $21M for computers in public schools.
    Brian Schatz: Address transportation and coastal infrastructure priorities.
    Charles Djou: Consistently opposes Honolulu rail project.
    David Ige: Pioneered "paperless Legislature" & government transparency.
    David Ige: Broadband capacity integral to economic growth.
    David Ige: State was unprepared for accidental emergency alert.
    David Ige: Hawai'i 2.0: we must pivot to a digital economy.
    David Ige: Internet expansion to connect all main Hawaiian Islands.
    Duke Aiona: No state funding for any stem cell research.
    John Carroll: Take the Oahu rail project to task, and maybe to jail.
    Josh Green: Expand access to essential information technologies.
    Mark Takai: Rebuild transportation and communications infrastructure.
    Mazie Hirono: $6 million for new security screening at Hawaii airports.
    Neil Abercrombie: TMT: build $1.3B Thirty-Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea.
    Ron Curtis: Personal background in managing evolving technologies.
War & Peace
    Cam Cavasso: Supports invasion of Iraq.
    Charles Djou: Don't forget troops in Afghanistan; don't draw down too fast.
    Daniel Akaka: Call for troops withdrawal from Iraq by July 2007.
    Daniel Akaka: No need to resort to a draft; better recruitment instead.
    Ed Case: Oppose a timetable of troops withdrawal from Iraq.
    Ed Case: Do not need a draft but the military has been stretched.
    John Carroll: We should have declared Afghan War; but no timetable.
    John Carroll: Use US air power to enforce peace, but not ground troops.
    Mark Takai: Iraq War fought partly because of dependence on foreign oil.
    Ron Curtis: War should be last resort but we need to always be prepared.
    Ron Curtis: Surgical strikes to prevent hostile possession of nukes.
Welfare & Poverty
    Andria Tupola: Clearinghouse for decentralized solutions on homelessness.
    Andria Tupola: Increase affordable housing by tax cuts & fewer regulations.
    Andria Tupola: Ohana Zones: state-sanctioned safe zones for the homeless.
    Bob McDermott: Let homeless sleep in driveways.
    Brian Schatz: 100% score on the National Food Policy Scorecard.
    David Ige: Build affordable homes and Transit Oriented Development.
    David Ige: Increasing funds to Rental Housing Trust Fund for homeless.
    David Ige: Lease state land for affordable housing.
    David Ige: Affordable housing: 10,000 homes built, 3000 more by 2022.
    David Ige: Increased funding to lift people out of homelessness.
    Duke Aiona: The chronic homeless choose to not follow the rules.
    Duke Aiona: Creating affordable housing immediately is a top priority.
    Josh Green: Eliminate red tape to speed up affordable housing.
    Kai Kahele: Prioritize affordable homes for local families and residents.
    Marissa Kerns: Cut taxes & help businesses first to reduce homelessness.
    Neil Abercrombie: Keep sidewalks open & clear; homeless into housing for good.
    Josh Green: Safe, affordable, and stable housing is a human right.

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