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State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) Endorses Linda Lingle for Senate
Linda Lingle Senate Campaign ^ | Jan. 9, 2011 | Linda Lingle Senate Campaign

Posted on 01/12/2012 1:30:06 AM PST by Proud2BAmerican

For immediate release: January 9, 2010

STATE OF HAWAII ORGANIZATION OF POLICE OFFICERS (SHOPO) ENDORSES LINDA LINGLE FOR U.S. SENATE

HONOLULU - Joined by the Board of Directors of the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO), President Tenari Ma'afala announced today that Hawaii's police officers' union is endorsing former Governor Linda Lingle in her bid for Hawaii's open U.S. Senate seat.

"Governor Lingle has always had our police officers in her heart, and she advocated for us in every leadership position she has held - from Maui's Mayor to Hawaii's Governor. We know she will represent Hawaii's police officers and our brethren across the country well when we elect her to serve in Washington, D.C.," said SHOPO President, Tenari Ma'afala. "This is not just an endorsement. It is a full-on commitment from us to play a major role in Gov. Lingle's campaign for the next 10 months," Ma'afala added.

"Having the backing and support of 'Hawaii's Finest' has been a true honor for me since SHOPO's first endorsement of my campaigns in 2002. As Governor, my top priority for the state was the safety of the public. I could always count on our outstanding uniformed officers, who put their lives on the line every single day, to share the same commitment to keeping all the people of Hawaii safe. The SHOPO members and their families have always been, and will continue to be, part of my extended 'ohana. I am extremely humbled by today's endorsement, and will always honor the faith SHOPO has shown in me by putting Hawaii's 'people first,'" said Governor Linda Lingle.

SHOPO previously endorsed Governor Lingle in her gubernatorial campaign in 2002 and her re-election campaign in 2006.

To personally express her appreciation to the union members for their support, Governor Lingle will travel throughout the state this week to visit with police officers at all of the SHOPO chapters including Maui, Hawaii Island and Kauai.

SHOPO was formed in 1971 and is an independent, non-affiliated union for police officers, and is the only law enforcement union in the state.

Additional information on the Linda Lingle Senate campaign is available at www.lingle2012.com. Follow the campaign updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lingle2012.com, Twitter at @lingle2012, and on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/Lingle2012.

The campaign recently launched its customized Lingle 2012 app for iPhones and Android devices. To download, use the browser on a mobile device to access the campaign's mobile website at www.lingle2012.com/mobile-app. Click on the mobile app icon and the app will automatically download and install on the mobile device. The mobile app can also be downloaded directly from the Apple App Store or Android Market by searching for 'Lingle 2012'.

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KEYWORDS: election; hawaii; republican; senate
If you haven't yet, be sure to go and "like" the Linda Lingle Senate Campaign Facebook page: www.facebook.com/lingle2012.com.
1 posted on 01/12/2012 1:30:25 AM PST by Proud2BAmerican
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To: Proud2BAmerican

I believe they always endorsed Lingle in her previous campaigns. Not sure yet who’s gonna be the candidate on the Dhim side. If it’s Rep. Mazie Hirono, it’s gonna be a rematch. Lingle defeated Hirono for her first term (no legitimate Dhim dared to challenge Lingle for the second term). If Ed Case (former US Rep. whose seat was vacant when he ran for senate but lost) also runs in the Democrats’ primary, then it’ll be completely deja vu. Hopefully it’s gonna be a total repeat (with Lingle winning again).


2 posted on 01/12/2012 1:40:43 AM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car - he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: Proud2BAmerican

Isn’t she the one that went along with the coverup for Obama?


3 posted on 01/12/2012 1:51:42 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Proud2BAmerican

Is she Scott Brown in drag? Or is she conservative? ;-)


4 posted on 01/12/2012 2:28:37 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Proud2BAmerican

isn’t it interesting that this same union refused to endorse Duke Aiona in 2010 , endorsing Neil the schlemiel instead .
That really broke Duke’s heart . He felt if any union in the State owed him their endorsement it was SHOPO , as he’d supported them as a judge for many years . And they stabbed him in the back . Their endorsement reeks of hypocrisy and makes me wonder about Lingle as well , who did next to nothing to help Aiona defeat Abercrombie .


5 posted on 01/12/2012 2:38:20 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: freekitty

Good heavens! There is NO cover up. Get over it. And, btw, that story you vaguely refer to was about current governor Neil Abercrombie.


6 posted on 01/12/2012 2:52:13 AM PST by newzjunkey (Just say no to the big gov't, neocon, socon statist.)
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To: newzjunkey

Give Lingle a chance. She will disappoint like Scott Brown but she will hopefully exhibit a Profile in Courage once or twice with her votes. Scott Brown doesn’t deserve a full 6 year term.
As for the Police Union endorsement it was the Fraternal Order of Police that endorsed Clinton over Dole in 96’. Nuff said.


7 posted on 01/12/2012 4:34:25 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: newzjunkey
See no evil.
8 posted on 01/12/2012 5:01:35 AM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

She is a RINO. Another companion for Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. The HI seat is an (R) pick-up, but not a conservative pick-up as she will keep any conservative movement needing 60 votes in the Senate in check.

Prepare to be disappointeed. Of course, she is elevated because “she can win”, just like the morons supporting a certain GOP Presidential Candidate John Kerry Jr.


9 posted on 01/12/2012 5:06:40 AM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: justrepublican

Lingle defended Palin. Hawaii is a very liberal, democratic state. No pun intended, but it would be great to establish a “beach head” there and try to push the state towards the right. It takes time and patience. Just my opinion. We had a good GOP member named Charles Djon or Dijon in the House of Reps who had won in a three way race and then lost in 2010.


10 posted on 01/12/2012 8:59:45 AM PST by juliej
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To: newzjunkey

You are full of it. There was a story about her and you know it. And quit lecturing like the pig you are. If we had more honest politicians we would be better off and not have need of little kiss their butt toadies like you and might have the choice of someone telling the truth.


11 posted on 01/12/2012 9:23:31 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: parksstp

Lingle is the best Hawaii can produce. She will be a breath of fresh air compared to a rat. She will disappoint for sure especially on social issues. At least we will have a chance with Lingle. Scott Brown has some disappointing votes (especially on Dodd-Frank) but his voting record is much different that Martha Coakley would have produced. We need control of the Senate. She will go a long way towards helping gain control of the Senate.


12 posted on 01/12/2012 10:13:27 AM PST by businessprofessor
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To: paudio

Lingle has something Hirono does not - A brain.

The tall one is definitely not a conservative, but is probably the best we can hope for from Hawaii.


13 posted on 01/12/2012 12:12:00 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: newzjunkey

BTTT.


14 posted on 01/12/2012 12:14:37 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: paudio
You're right they endorsed her in '02 and '06 - but get this, they endorsed Dem. Sen. Akaka previously too, when he was running for Senate in Hawaii --- so her getting their endorsement wasn't ENTIRELY a shoe-in. Don't forget to "like" the campaign facebook page. Every bit helps! www.facebook.com/lingle2012.com
15 posted on 01/12/2012 1:35:13 PM PST by Proud2BAmerican
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To: Recovering_Democrat
She's certainly not a rock-ribbed conservative, but she's the best candidate Republicans have in Hawaii, and will be a really solid Senator, because she's got common-sense, practical approach to problems, proven record of success in working across the aisle, fiscal discipline (she balanced a $2 BILLION budget gap without raising taxes!), and commitment and love for our armed forces. Go "like" her page if you're on Facebook! www.facebook.com/lingle2012.com
16 posted on 01/12/2012 1:43:08 PM PST by Proud2BAmerican
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Absolutely! Are you on Facebook? If so, you should go "like" her Campaign Facebook page! www.facebook.com/lingle2012.com
17 posted on 01/12/2012 2:23:35 PM PST by Proud2BAmerican
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To: Recovering_Democrat

At best she is a proxy for the ME sisters.


18 posted on 01/12/2012 2:46:05 PM PST by Theodore R. (I'll still vote for the Right Rick --Santorum-- if he is on the April 3 ballot.)
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To: juliej

You be thinking of Charles Djou I believe. He is in Afghanistan right now.


19 posted on 01/12/2012 4:08:39 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Proud2BAmerican

Lingle is definitely better than all the DemoRats put together. Hawaiian Democrats are up to their necks in corruption and GOv. Comrade Neil Abercrombie is playing ostrich because if he treated to clean things up, he wouldn’t have any major donors left who were not in jail.

I say, “Let’s Tingle for Lingle”, or “Lingle, not an Abercrombie Rat”


20 posted on 01/12/2012 7:37:27 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Proud2BAmerican

Works for me. I like Lingle quite a bit, even though I don’t agree with her on a number of issues. She’s a smart lady, and bound to be worlds better than the retiring Akaka or whoever runs on the Democratic side to replace him. In a deep blue state like Hawaii, I’ll take the proverbial “half a loaf”.


21 posted on 01/12/2012 8:40:40 PM PST by DemforBush (May I have 10,000 marbles, please?)
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To: freekitty
Yep, you are correct. The woman was deeply entrenched in the 0pansyButtWipe coverUP. Seems nowadays that the ‘R’ or the ‘D’ after ones’ name is synonymous with, lie, cheat and steal for power irregardless of their "party".....

She is in bed with 0pansy and the left, and has been there for quite some time now. (well, she would be if she could push the 0pansy fag Larry Sinclair aside..)

22 posted on 01/13/2012 12:48:53 AM PST by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar)
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To: doorgunner69

his first overseas deployment

As a Congressman , Djou just about tripped over himself trying to vote for the repeal if DADT as quick as he could , his first act in Congress. Completely in sync with Hirono .
His excuses for his vote were disturbing and lame . And now he is hoping to get elected , as a Conservative R again .

I imagine he is enjoying some nice quiet billet time over there in the Stan


23 posted on 01/13/2012 2:12:01 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Proud2BAmerican

watch her repeat the performance she has demonstrated throughout her entire political career ; sucking every last penny available from the limited resources of the Hawaii Republican Party . Whose coffers were most recently decimated by the extremely poor management of the HRP Chairman Kaawai .
They don’t call her ‘ no coattail Linda ‘ for nothing .
No other candidate matters to her . She focuses like a laser , upon her own candidacy . Just watch her do this again.


24 posted on 01/13/2012 2:25:27 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: newzjunkey
And, btw, that story you vaguely refer to was about current governor Neil Abercrombie.

She was governor when Obama was elected. She also personally vouched for his eligibility. So there are definitely issues that need to be discussed.

25 posted on 01/13/2012 7:46:29 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: redshawk

So true. They are such liars. D or R.


26 posted on 01/13/2012 7:52:09 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: redshawk

And why people would want the enemy ruling them is beyond me?


27 posted on 01/13/2012 7:53:20 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: parksstp

one of the maine twins is up for reelection. I say it’s time for the gop to throw her out. A winning Lingle can take notice and be as conservative or ‘profile in courageous’ as she has to be. It’s a 6 year term so under those conditions she can show her ‘courage’ only 5 years into her (1st) term.


28 posted on 01/13/2012 9:19:22 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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