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Title: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Miles on March 18, 2013, 08:04:44 pm
This was an internal for Hanabusa. (http://hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesDailyNews/tabid/65/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/9095/March-12-2013-News-Read.aspx)

Governor

Hanabusa- 55%
Abercrombie- 28%
Not sure- 15%

Senate

Hanabusa- 54%
Schatz- 32%
Not sure- 13%


Excellent news!


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Napoleon on March 18, 2013, 08:58:15 pm
Hanabusa is a moron I hope she doesn't win.


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Zioneer on March 19, 2013, 02:24:57 pm
I hope she runs for Governor rather than Senate. Schatz seems like a decent guy.

If she runs for either, is there any info on who could be her successor in the House?


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Miles on March 22, 2013, 02:57:13 pm
Well know about Hanabusa within a few weeks. (http://dc808.blogs.civilbeat.com/post/45891609917/report-hanabusa-to-announce-plans-in-a-few-weeks)


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: publicunofficial on March 23, 2013, 01:15:06 am
I hope she runs for Governor rather than Senate. Schatz seems like a decent guy.

If she runs for either, is there any info on who could be her successor in the House?

I'm sure Ed Case would like to be back in office.


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Zioneer on March 23, 2013, 11:37:21 am
I hope she runs for Governor rather than Senate. Schatz seems like a decent guy.

If she runs for either, is there any info on who could be her successor in the House?

I'm sure Ed Case would like to be back in office.

Or Mufi Hanneman could try for Congress one more time.


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Miles on March 27, 2013, 02:45:56 am
Hmm... (http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/290451-hanabusa-splits-with-schatz-on-government-funding-vote)

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Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) split with Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) on a key government funding vote and is highlighting her "no" vote in the state as she mulls a possible primary bid against him.

The vote on which Hanabusa and Schatz differed was on whether to continue government funding for the next six months at current levels, which included recent sequestration cuts. Schatz backed the bill, which the White House signed, while Hanabusa bucked many in her party and voted against it. Hawaii, with its high number of military bases, will likely feel the impact of sequestration more severely than other states.

"My opposition to the measure was simple, we kept spending at 2011 levels through the end of the fiscal year, but we failed to address sequestration. We left in place a series of indiscriminate budget cuts totaling $85 billion over the next six months," she wrote in an op-ed in the Hawaii Reporter. "This dramatic reduction will slowly eliminate critical government programs and defund vital operations and services."

Hanabusa later invokes Inouye's memory in explaining her vote and subtly rebukes the president.


Thats why my hunch is she'll go for Senate.


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: publicunofficial on March 27, 2013, 03:16:10 am
That's a shame, considering I'm enjoying Schatz's term so far. Plus it would ruin Hawaii's streak of every senator either retiring or dying in office.


On the other hand, I greatly dislike Abercrombie and Linda Lingle showed that Hawaii is willing to elect Republican governors.


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Miles on March 27, 2013, 03:21:15 pm
This doesn't really surprise me, as Schatz has been active on climate issues, but the LCV has endorsed him. (http://www.lcv.org/media/press-releases/LCV-Action-Fund-Endorses-Brian-Schatz-for-U-S-Senate.html)


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Miles on April 11, 2013, 07:24:04 pm
Schatz pulled in $ 1.1 million this quarter. (http://www.hawaiireporter.com/u-s-senator-brian-schatz-raises-more-than-1-1-million-in-first-quarter-of-2013/123) Pretty good.


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Scott on April 11, 2013, 07:29:36 pm
It's going to be really awkward if Schatz primary challenges the guy who appointed him to the Senate.


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Miles on April 11, 2013, 07:54:14 pm
It's going to be really awkward if Schatz primary challenges the guy who appointed him to the Senate.

He'll try to stay in the Senate no doubt; I just posted that here because this was the only thread with Hawaii stuff.


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Miles on April 16, 2013, 09:41:40 am
Hanabusa only raked in (http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/294087-rep-hanabusa-brings-in-230k-as-she-eyes-other-offices) $230K last quarter. Not especially impressive by any means.


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Napoleon on April 16, 2013, 09:51:35 am
Hanabusa isn't a very intelligent woman. She isn't even House material. I hope Schatz can hang on. Fundraising looks solid.


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Beet on April 16, 2013, 10:27:16 am
Hanabusa only raked in (http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/294087-rep-hanabusa-brings-in-230k-as-she-eyes-other-offices) $230K last quarter. Not especially impressive by any means.

Raised $230k for what? She's not even running for anything yet and she already raised $230k? Give me that money, I'm not running for anything either. :)


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Miles on April 16, 2013, 10:58:50 am
Hanabusa isn't a very intelligent woman. She isn't even House material. I hope Schatz can hang on. Fundraising looks solid.

I really don't get all the hate for Hanabusa.


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Negusa Nagast 🚀 on April 16, 2013, 11:58:04 am
Schatz is much more preferable to Hanabusa. Somebody who is young and progressive is what we need.


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Skill and Chance on April 16, 2013, 01:07:10 pm
Hanabusa isn't a very intelligent woman. She isn't even House material. I hope Schatz can hang on. Fundraising looks solid.

I really don't get all the hate for Hanabusa.

It's not about her personally as much as it is about the ethics of her claim to the seat and what Inouye chose to do in his final days.  You don't get to will your senate seat in this country, no matter who you are.  It's not a title of nobility!


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Miles on April 16, 2013, 01:44:41 pm
Hanabusa isn't a very intelligent woman. She isn't even House material. I hope Schatz can hang on. Fundraising looks solid.

I really don't get all the hate for Hanabusa.

It's not about her personally as much as it is about the ethics of her claim to the seat and what Inouye chose to do in his final days.  You don't get to will your senate seat in this country, no matter who you are.  It's not a title of nobility!

It sounds like Napoleon's criticism is more directed at Hanabusa herself :P


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Beet on April 16, 2013, 01:53:46 pm
Hanabusa isn't a very intelligent woman. She isn't even House material. I hope Schatz can hang on. Fundraising looks solid.

I really don't get all the hate for Hanabusa.

It's not about her personally as much as it is about the ethics of her claim to the seat and what Inouye chose to do in his final days.  You don't get to will your senate seat in this country, no matter who you are.  It's not a title of nobility!

But Hanabusa isn't claiming the seat now, she's considering running to take office in the future. If she did run and win, her claim to the seat would be based on the result of an election, not Inouye's will.

Schatz can't say he's entitled to avoid a challenge or hold the seat just because the governor picked him.


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Napoleon on April 20, 2013, 05:00:44 pm
Hanabusa isn't a very intelligent woman. She isn't even House material. I hope Schatz can hang on. Fundraising looks solid.

I really don't get all the hate for Hanabusa.

It's not about her personally as much as it is about the ethics of her claim to the seat and what Inouye chose to do in his final days.  You don't get to will your senate seat in this country, no matter who you are.  It's not a title of nobility!

It sounds like Napoleon's criticism is more directed at Hanabusa herself :P

Have you heard her speak? It's embarrassing

She can't even hold her own against a troll like Bill O'Reilly. (http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/20568394/hanabusa-oreilly-duke-it-out-on-national-tv) Schatz is a great Senator and there is no reason to primary him. Abercrombie deserves to keep his seat, frankly, for not appointing Hanabusa. That's a good enough reason. Hanabusa didn't deserve to be appointed, just like Caroline Kennedy didn't. I don't understand the hype at all.


Title: Re: HI-QMark Research: Hanabusa crushes Abercrombie/Schatz in primary
Post by: Badger on April 20, 2013, 05:16:43 pm
Still have to wonder why Ambercrombie didn't remove the most obvious and overwhelming obstacle to his reelection by appointing her to Inouye's seat.