Political Radar


October 21st, 2013

John Salsbury, a former leader with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, is U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa's new campaign manager.

Hanabusa is challenging U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. Salsbury helped with Hanabusa's 2010 campaign for Congress.

AFSCME is the parent of public-sector labor unions across the country, including the Hawaii Government Employees Association and the United Public Workers. The two Hawaii unions split on the primary. The HGEA endorsed Schatz, while the UPW backed Hanabusa.

"We are excited to welcome John to our ohana and believe his experience and record of managing campaigns will be a valuable asset. He is familiar with our voters and is looking forward to mobilizing our grassroots network in support of Colleen's vision for a better future for Hawaii," Cameron Nekota, the chairman of Hanabusa for Hawaii, said in a statement.

6 Responses to “Manager”

  1. hossana:

    Hanabatta is a DUNCE and should just move on and retire and disappear in Waianae...oh, wait, she doesn't live in Waianae like she claims......well, where ever!!!!!

  2. Kolea:


    Where have you seen Hanabusa claim to live in Waianae? She hasn't. Nor is she a dunce.

    I am hoping debate on the Political Radar will aspire to a higher level of civility or, well, less "dunce-ness" than it has fallen into in recent months.

    This blog like a restaurant. If they would put a little effort into cleaning this place up, they's attract a better class of clientele. The food is actually pretty good. But they can use a bouncer.

  3. nonpolitic:

    Thank you Kolea. Well said.

  4. Peter Easterling:

    Mahalo nui Kolea. Childish name-calling is getting really old. Kind of depressing that hiding behind a computer brings out the morons front and center.

  5. Especially Incognito:

    Debate in person.

    It should practice what they preach.

    This race will become racial.

  6. Especially Incognito:

    Seems that one thinks a blog is to exchange ideas.
    Stick it. It's for entertainment.
    Seems that one comments facts is just a showing
    of their assumption and to belittle the other by using
    big words but with small meaning.

    I seem to detest having bird for a meal, but I will
    see it plover down.

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