By Derrick DePledge
U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa's campaign is using the harshly critical memo released last week by U.S. Brian Schatz's campaign as a fundraising incentive.
In an email to supporters titled "Shameful Attacks," Peter Boylan, the communications director for the Hanabusa campaign, described the Schatz memo as "narrow minded and disrespectful."
The Schatz memo claimed that his Democratic primary rival's campaign was "badly foundering" and not up to the rigors of a U.S. Senate race.
Our opponent, Brian Schatz, just sent around an insulting memo, attacking our campaign and arguing that his support from Washington D.C. insiders makes this race a done deal.
He also offered divisive theories about Hawaii voters, arguing that the ideology of a single group of voters will trump the broad coalition of interests that has made Hawaii the warm, inclusive place we all love.
We need to respond by demonstrating that our supporters are committed to taking on Schatz and his Washington D.C. political backers.
Please contribute $5 to show Brian Schatz's campaign that arrogance and divisiveness won't work in Hawaii.
This kind of crass, cynical political calculation is narrow minded and disrespectful. It is the very reason why we want to offer Hawaii voters a real choice: an experienced, proven legislator who will listen and deliver for all of Hawaii's communities.
If the latest round of Capitol Hill crises taught us anything, it is that Hawaii and our nation need strong leaders who will unite us, not divide us.
Let's show that Hawaii’s future belongs to all of its voters. Please, join me in helping to elect a humble, proven leader who understands Hawaii and will work hard to represent us all.