HANNEMANN IS A TRAIN WRECK FOR THE PEOPLE OF HAWAI’I
Reckless Leadership with Hannemann as Governor
HONOLULU—Hawai'i Republican Party Chairman Jonah Ka'auwai responded to Hannemann’s expected announcement today that he will run for governor:
“Mufi Hannemann would be a train wreck for the people of Hawai’i as governor. He has already spent millions of taxpayer’s dollars to sell a $6 billion rail project that he is abandoning before it gets started.
“Hannemann has raised property taxes, sewer fees, admission fees, motor vehicle fees, parking meter rates and pushed for the general excise tax increase. Under his watch, Honolulu was named the 2nd most expensive city to do business in. He is leaving office early to campaign for Governor, and he's given no guarantee that he will not jump ship again to run for U.S. Senate in 2012.
“Hawai’i can expect the same reckless leadership, strong-arming from the old guard Democrat network and closed-door bargaining with public labor union bosses at the state level with Hannemann as Hawai’i’s governor.
“This November, Republican candidates will be the voices of bold leadership and change Hawai’i needs. We are confident in the leadership of Lt. Governor Duke Aiona and know Hawai’i voters recognize his commitment to enhancing Hawai’i’s economy through responsible government spending and investment in the private sector.”