Women on the Hill

May 17th, 2013
By

Female chiefs of staff to several U.S. senators, including U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, are hosting a fundraiser on Monday to benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to CQ/Roll Call.

Betsy Lin, Hirono's chief of staff, is among the organizers.

The DSCC, which helps elect Democrats to the Senate, is backing U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz over U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary next year.

8 Responses to “Women on the Hill”

  1. TKeiko:

    So Mazie is supposedly staying neutral but her chief of staff is helping raise money that will help Schatz? Not a convincing display of integrity. Do you think they see the irony of the "women of Washington" raising money that will help an minimally-qualified male run against a highly-qualified woman? Sadly, this just shows that they are more concerned with power than principle. They care more about helping their friends in the senate and consolidating their own influence than doing what is best for women or Hawaii. I hope people remember that this how Mazie, Betsy Lin, and the DSCC do business.


  2. Manoa_Fisherman:

    Heck, Mazie is already committed to Chang for the First Congressional seat that Hanabusa is vacating.


  3. Kolea:

    Manoa,

    Chang is notorious for spreading rumors he has the support of well-known people, even when it is not true. As they say in the POLITE version of the card came, "I doubt it." Now show us your cards. You say got nothing to support your claim that Mazie is supporting Chang.


  4. Kolea:

    Manoa,

    Chang is notorious for spreading rumors he has the support of well-known people, even when it is not true. As they say in the POLITE version of the card game, "I doubt it." Now show us your cards. You say got nothing to support your claim that Mazie is supporting Chang.


  5. Sayer:

    Ouch! Well who knows if Mazie even has say over what her chief of staff does. But personally, I don't think the DSCC supporting Schatz is necessarily a good thing. My guess is they see him as a pushover, an easy bought vote, while Colleen is much a stronger candidate and has a mind of her own.


  6. Especially Incognito:

    As if we cannot find out for ourselves.
    Again assumptions and approximation.


  7. Doug:

    Sayer, try and find a single instance where the DSCC has ever opposed an incumbent in a primary.

    It's not about who is a pushover or who is a stronger candidate. For the DSCC and primary races, it is only about incumbency. Period.


  8. Goober:

    Nothing but marionettes.
    Think too much right or left and they cannot think straight.


Leave a Reply