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2014 Hawaii Senate debates

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    from 2014 HI Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Brian Schatz (9) Democratic Jr Senator Appointee Hawaii
  • Cam Cavasso (13) Republican Challenger Hawaii
  • Colleen Hanabusa (6) Democratic Challenger Hawaii
  • Eddie Pirkowski (11) Republican Senate Challenger Hawaii
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    Hawaii Senate debates and race coverage: (August primary)
  • The Hill weblog, "Greens' ad backs Schatz in Hawaii," by Timothy Cama, July 25, 2014
  • The Republic (Columbus, IN), "Schatz, Hanabusa size up records in Congress," by Oskar Garcia (AP), July 8, 2014
  • Honolulu Star Advertiser, "Hanabusa is the aggressor in debate with Schatz," by Derrick DePledge, July 8, 2014
  • Congressional Quarterly Roll Call magazine, "If At First You Don't Succeed", March 20, 2014, electoral history of Colleen Hanabusa
  • AdWatch: The Hill magazine: "Dean group gives Schatz first Senate endorsement of 2014", by Cameron Joseph, Feb. 18, 2014, 05:30 am
  • Washington Post on Colleen Hanabusa, Jan. 1, 2014
  • AdWatch: Press Release in Hawaii Reporter, "Food Policy", 12/11/2013
  • Panos Prevedouros AdWatch in Hawaii Reporter, "Wind Energy", 11/25/2013
  • PolitiFact Fact-checking on Brian Schatz's Senate speech, July 24th, 2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Cam Cavasso: Human life begins at conception.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Human life begins at conception.
Budget & Economy
    Cam Cavasso: Balance the budget; don't pass it on to children.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Cam Cavasso: Government spending sucks oxygen out of the economy.
Civil Rights
    Cam Cavasso: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Brian Schatz: Hawaii not ready for legal pot; needs national conversation.
    Colleen Hanabusa: States should determine marijuana legality.
    Cam Cavasso: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
Energy & Oil
    Cam Cavasso: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Eddie Pirkowski: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Brian Schatz: OpEd: Schatz promotes wind turbines requiring huge subsidies.
    Brian Schatz: FactCheck: Yes, 97% of Greenland ice surface melted in 2012.
    Brian Schatz: Received perfect score from League of Conservation Voters.
    Brian Schatz: Genetically modified foods aren't unhealthy.
    Colleen Hanabusa: Genetically modified foods aren't unhealthy.
Free Trade
    Colleen Hanabusa: Supports 1920 Jones Act: only US ships HI to West Coast.
Government Reform
    Cam Cavasso: Photo ID for voting.
    Eddie Pirkowski: No photo ID for voting.
Gun Control
    Cam Cavasso: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Cam Cavasso: Never diminish a citizen's right to protect themselves.
Health Care
    Cam Cavasso: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
Homeland Security
    Cam Cavasso: Maintain military: peace through strength.
    Brian Schatz: Feds stretched too far in snooping on everyday Americans.
    Brian Schatz: Reform FISA to protect our Fourth Amendment rights.
    Colleen Hanabusa: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden should stand trial in US.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Cam Cavasso: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Principles & Values
    Cam Cavasso: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Colleen Hanabusa: Lost campaigns in 2003 & 2006 before winning in 2010.
    Brian Schatz: Endorsed by progressive group "Democracy for America".
    Colleen Hanabusa: OpEd: Too old to build seniority to steer pork to Hawaii.
Welfare & Poverty
    Brian Schatz: 100% score on the National Food Policy Scorecard.

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