Skip to comments.GOP Rep. Don Young endorses Democrat in Hawaii Senate race
Posted on 07/25/2012 11:32:21 PM PDT by EinNYC
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) has endorsed Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) in her Senate bid, a surprising move since the seat could be in play for Republicans this fall.
Young praises Hirono for working across the aisle in the lighthearted Web ad, in which he repeatedly jokes about criticizing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) before hugging Hirono at the end.
"While Mazie and I don't see eye to eye on everything, we've done something too many people in Washington refuse to cross the aisle and do: We've worked together," Young said in the ad, and praises Hirono for working with him to protect funding for education programs for native Alaskans and Hawaiians. "If you're looking for a United States senator who doesn't just talk about bipartisanship but actually knows how to work with Republicans and Democrats to get things done, Mazie Hirono will be that senator."
Hirono will face off against former Rep. Ed Case (D-Hawaii) in the state's Aug. 11 primary. Case, a former member of the centrist Blue Dog Democratic Coalition, has argued he'd be the more electable candidate because of his bipartisan credentials, an argument this endorsement undercuts.
Hirono has the backing of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and is favored in the primary. The winner will face former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle (R) in the fall in a race that leans Democratic.
Is he doing her?
Sen. Moosecowski STOLE the Senate seat from Joe Miller when Alaskan democrats voted for her..
Don Young may be outted out of his closet..
Alaskan republican voters had better wake up..
Maybe Don Young knows something we all do not know...
The fix is in for Zero-Obama.. hes hedging his bets..
Could be Myth Romney will take a “dive”..
Is Young supporting Hirono in the general or just in the primary?
Another Cornyn Republican.
And they wonder why the Teaparty movement came into being!
Don Young is a hard-core RINO
Yawn...just another Don Young W-T-F moment...
Yeah, and Geo. Bush was noted for bringing both sides together when Gov. of Texas.
How did that work out? /s
And will there be any party discipline? Silly question.
So Young supports having Harry Reid as senate majority leader then. I doubt GOP leaders will trash him like they did Bachmann for inquiring about the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Moderate republicans are democrats. Conservative republicans are republicans.