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  • Senate Democrat Claims Trump Wants 'Basically White People to Come to Our Country'

    01/16/2018 10:12:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies ^ | January 16, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told CNN Tuesday that she believes President Trump “made clear” that “he wants basically white people” to come to the U.S. based on remarks he reportedly made in an immigration meeting last week referring to countries like Haiti as “sh**hole countries.”“He made clear that day that he met with Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham that he wants basically white people to come to our country,” Hirono said. Sen. Mazie Hirono says Trump "made clear ... he wants, basically, white people to come to our country."— New Day (@NewDay) January 16, 2018 “It’s hard not to...
  • GOP blocks slate of Obama judicial nominees

    04/26/2016 4:58:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Cameron Lancaster Senate Republicans blocked a slate of President Obama's lower court nominees Tuesday. Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii),Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Ben Cardin (Md.) asked for consent four times to bring up a total of 11 judicial nominations Tuesday, arguing that the pace of confirmation votes has created a backlog. "The judicial confirmation process has been at a crawl for years. Now it has come to a functional standstill," said Schumer, who is expected to be the next Senate Democratic leader. The Senate's top Republicans teamed up to block the Democratic efforts. Majority LeaderMitch McConnell objected to requests...
  • Hirono defeats Lingle in US Senate race in Hawaii

    11/07/2012 9:09:48 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | Oskar Garcia, Associated Press
    Honolulu (AP) U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono has defeated former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle to become Hawaii's next U.S. senator, prevailing in a race many believed key to shifting power dynamics in Congress. Hirono ran on a platform of stopping Lingle as a representative of national Republican interests.
  • Democrat Hirono Pulls Away in Hawaii Senate Race

    11/04/2012 2:15:51 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Saturday, November 3, 2012 | Jim Carlton
    Laie, Hawaii When former Gov. Linda Lingle threw her hat in the ring for Hawaii's open Senate seat last year, some polls showed the Republican within striking distance of Mazie Hirono, the Democratic establishment candidate and congresswoman. But recent polls show Ms. Hirono pulling away with as much as a 22-percentage-point lead over Ms. Lingle, meaning Democrats can probably breathe easier that they won't lose a seat in a reliably blue state that also happens to be President Barack Obama's boyhood home. That isn't the case in many other parts of the U.S. Seven Senate seats now held by...
  • Please Freep this Hawaii U.S. Senate online poll

    10/18/2012 2:08:22 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 23 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | 10-16-2012 | KITV
    Survey After watching the KITV/ U.S. Senate debate, which candidate will you vote for? Mazie Hirono. - 55% (157 votes) Linda Lingle. - 42% (120 votes) Undecided. - 3% (10 votes) Total Votes: 287
  • Lingle ties Hirono to Congress

    08/13/2012 1:17:27 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    Maui News ^ | Monday, August 13, 2012 | Oskar Garcia, AP
    Honolulu - Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle is opening the final push in her race for a U.S. Senate seat by tying her opponent, Mazie Hirono, to a Congress that has abysmal approval ratings. Lingle said Sunday that Hirono wants to make the election about Hawaii's pride in President Barack Obama and her tough childhood, rather than about what's best for Hawaii's future. Lingle told reporters the day after easily winning her Republican primary that Hirono is an example of why just 12 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. Lingle says Hirono has missed many votes...
  • (AK) GOP Rep. Don Young endorses Democrat in Hawaii Senate race

    07/24/2012 6:13:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    THe Hill ^ | 7/24/2012 | Cameron Joseph
    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...
  • Hirono defends sex-selective abortions

    06/12/2012 12:51:47 AM PDT · by Lornik · 24 replies
    Rep. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, a candidate for U.S. Senate, defended sex-selective abortions and criticized Senate Republicans for opposing abortions instigated because the fetus is a girl. "To many cultures, particularly the Asian culture, this presented the prospect of a doctor grilling an Asian woman for example," Hirono, a Japanese immigrant, said at the Netroots Nation convention. Hirono made clear that she did not oppose sex-selective abortions. "How can we criminalize a decision that should be up to the woman and her doctor?" she asked. Hirono also maintained that "there really is a war on women in Congress." Although President Obama...
  • HI - CD2 - John Willoughby

    10/29/2010 1:44:24 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 2 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Friday, October 29th, 2010 | John Willoughby
    Ive been asked a recurring question over the past few months: Why should Hawaii families vote for you? Im glad some Hawaii voters have asked Im surprised more people (including those in the media who have largely overlooked the district two race) havent. The mid-term election is just four days from today, so Im not going to waste time mincing words.
  • Hirono faces little-known tea party candidate: John Willoughby

    10/04/2010 3:41:02 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 3 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Oct 03, 2010 | AP
    In the low-key race to represent rural Hawaii, Democratic U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono is seeking re-election against a tea party candidate who describes himself as her complete opposite. Republican John Willoughby, an airline pilot making his first run for political office, says he would slash taxes, reduce government waste and be more independent than Hirono, who is seeking her third two-year term representing Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District.
  • CNN Calls it for Lingle

    11/06/2002 3:36:57 AM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 46 replies · 390+ views
    CNN ^ | 10-6-2002 | moi
    Headline says it all. GOP breaks 40-year stranglehold in Hawaii for Governor.
  • Poll: Lingle, Hirono still neck and neck [HI Governor]

    11/01/2002 4:52:16 AM PST · by BlackRazor · 4 replies · 194+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | 11/1/02 | Kevin Dayton
    <p>With just five days left in the campaign, Democrat Mazie Hirono and Republican Linda Lingle are virtually tied, with little movement shown by either candidate in the past two weeks, according to The Honolulu Advertiser/News 8 Hawai'i Poll.</p> <p>The poll shows Lingle with 44 percent of the vote, Hirono with 43 percent and 12 percent saying they don't know. The margin of error is 3.6 percentage points, meaning support for either candidate could be 3.6 points higher or lower.</p>
  • KITV4 News/Star-Bulletin Poll Shows Lingle, Hirono In Dead Heat [HI Governor]

    10/28/2002 5:23:23 AM PST · by BlackRazor · 6 replies · 298+ views
    KITV 4 News ^ | 10/27/02 | N/A
    KITV4 News/Star-Bulletin Poll Shows Lingle, Hirono In Dead Heat The "Undecided" Vote Could Sway Election POSTED: 7:43 p.m. HST October 27, 2002 HONOLULU -- The latest KITV4 News/Star-Bulletin Poll shows Mazie Hirono and Linda Lingle in a dead heat in the governor's race. The Governor's Race (as of October 23) Lingle - 40% Hirono - 40% Other - 3% Undecided/Refused - 18% An ethnic breakdown shows Lingle strongest among Caucasian voters while Hirono is strong among Japanese and Filipino voters. Hawaiian are split between the two candidates. Ethnic Support Caucasian: Hirono - 26%; Lingle - 61% Japanese: Hirono - 50%;...

    10/25/2002 11:04:44 PM PDT · by bonesmccoy · 21 replies · 189+ views
    khet ^ | 10-25-02 | bones mccoy
  • Lingle holds slim lead over Hirono, poll shows [HI Governor]

    10/25/2002 4:55:30 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 6 replies · 273+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | 10/25/02 | Lynda Arakawa
    <p>On the day of the only televised gubernatorial debate, and only 11 days before the election, Democratic candidate Mazie Hirono and Republican Linda Lingle are virtually tied, according to the latest Honolulu Advertiser Hawai'i Poll.</p> <p>The poll shows Lingle slightly ahead, with support from 44 percent of likely voters, versus Hirono's 40 percent.</p>
  • 'Change' theme presents challenge for Hirono

    10/06/2002 11:29:29 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 3 replies · 233+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Sunday, October 6, 2002 | Kevin Dayton and Lynda Arakawa
    <p>The amorphous "change" message that has resonated throughout the governor's race has put Democratic nominee Mazie Hirono on the spot.</p> <p>If there was any doubt that tens of thousands of voters want change, it was settled by Hirono's close victory over maverick Democrat Ed Case. He tapped into a vein of restless Democrats and independent voters clearly dissatisfied with things as they are, and became the symbol for the theme of change. Analysis A narrow victory in the primary leaves Democrat Mazie Hirono needing to woo voters eager for change. But the veteran Hawai'i politician faces a clear disadvantage in trying to seize "change" as a theme of her campaign.</p>
  • Hirono gaining on Lingle's lead in governor's race [HI]

    09/29/2002 11:21:13 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 4 replies · 1,022+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | 9/29/02 | Kevin Dayton
    <p>Five weeks before the election, Republican Linda Lingle has a slight lead over Democrat Mazie Hirono, but Hirono is gaining ground, according to The Honolulu Advertiser/News 8 Hawai'i Poll.</p> <p>The Hawai'i Poll found Lingle's support has been flat for almost four months, while Hirono has nearly halved the 15-point lead that Lingle held in early June.</p>