$25k

August 7th, 2014
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The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has contributed $25,000 to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz to help with the senator's final get-out-the-vote push against U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary for Senate.

The DSCC, which helps elect Democrats to the Senate, has supported Schatz but there had been some question about whether the group would devote financial resources to Hawaii given the larger goal of keeping the Senate in Democratic control.

The winner of the Democratic primary on Saturday is likely to prevail in the November general election against Cam Cavasso, a former state lawmaker who is the likely Republican nominee.

Senate leaders, including U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., the chairman of  the DSCC, and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., have backed Schatz over Hanabusa in the primary.

6 Responses to “$25k”

  1. Chicken Grease:

    Social security's champion. That's Schatz.

    Endorsed by first responders, including nurses. Schatz.

    And who are a bunch of you (you know who are) supporting instead? Gasoline pumper (metaphor -- you think she ain't going to be . . . errr, to bat for the oil companies if she becomes senator?). Another f---- lawyer in Washington; that should make a difference for us, duh. You want the one talking square in that to you -- on your TV, -- dystopian-like tellin' 'bout "values" and "culture" and you're really not sure if she's gospelling FOR YOU. She eats better than you (well, maybe not better than a Grease), you know this. How can her version of talking "culture" and "values" be the same as yours?

    It's not.

    Vote Schatz. Shame on you, fellow islander, is you didn't vote for Schatz in early election or via absentee balloting. Better hope Schatz get elected; or you can wonder why you have a hole in your pocket where your social security money should be.


  2. KaIwiRunner:

    It will be a pleasure to see what happens when the Washington machine, managed skillfully by Andy Winer, and all the special interest money FAILS to beat Hanabusa, despite outspending her campaign 3-to-1. Maybe Hawaii isn't like everywhere else in the country, after all. You can't buy a Senate office here...you have to earn it.


  3. John Squidwater:

    Why is the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee violating the FEC by giving $25,000 to a candidate in a Primary? I would guess if they gave to Schatz, they gave what to Hanabusa? Packing peanuts?


  4. Hawaiino:

    Seriously KR, "the Washington Machine"???
    Schatz's 2 year old "machine" running against the combined Hanabusa/ Sabas "machine" is kind of a tossup, at best. Lots of skilled politicos on both sides. Schatz, with the incumbents edge in fundraising gets to stay more on the high road. CH's team, with less money, has run a harder edged campaign.
    Every political insider, junkie, or dilettante knows that CH can be as hard nosed (and as ethically challenged) as anybody else in the game, including Winer.
    As far as "earning" the office, we have plenty examples of "accidental" office holders. Neal way back for Congress, Bernard Akana as Hawaii Mayor, Mazie in the Senate now.
    And in a couple of days maybe a new Gov, who could only ever be described as an accidental nominee.
    Being in the right place at the right time is frequently more valuable than building lifelong skills and hoping to be noticed. "'I'd rather be lucky than good" is often heard in athletics and just as relevant in politics.


  5. Hawaiino:

    Seriously KR, "the Washington Machine"???
    Schatz's 2 year old "machine" running against the combined Hanabusa/ Sabas "machine" is kind of a tossup, at best. Lots of skilled politicos on both sides. Schatz, with the incumbents edge in fundraising gets to stay more on the high road. CH's team, with less money, has run a harder edged campaign.
    Every political insider, junkie, or dilettante knows that CH can be as hard nosed (and as ethically challenged) as anybody else in the game, including Winer.
    As far as "earning" the office, we have plenty examples of "accidental" office holders. Neal way for Congress, Bernard Akana as Hawaii Mayor, Mazie in the Senate now.
    And in a couple of days maybe a new Gov, who could only ever be described as an accidental nominee.
    Being in the right place at the right time is frequently more valuable than building lifelong skills rand hoping to be noticed. "'I'd rather be lucky than good" is often heard in athletics and just as relevant in politics.


  6. Hawaiino:

    Sorry for the redundancy...I'll blame it on Iselle!


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