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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Case: Hirono is Living in a Fantasy World
By Ed Case @ 8:25 PM :: 6308 Views :: Energy, Environment

Message to Supporters from Ed Case August 7, 2012

Dear Friend:

"All my life in public service I've believed in open, honest, inclusive government."

That's what I said at the close of the only statewide televised debate my opponent agreed to (closing below).

That was my commitment as your Congressman and State Representative. That will be my commitment as your U. S. Senator.

Open, meaning transparent, accessible, talking story.

Honest, meaning not just integrity but telling it like it is.

Inclusive, meaning a government that is truly of, by and for all of us and not just the few.

There are clear differences between me and my Democratic opponent here.

My congressional office welcomed all and answered your communications, and I did 172 Talk Story events around my district to stay in touch and bring your government to you. These were not her priorities.

I answered the questions in our debate while she didn't. I've been straight with you on our challenges and what I believe we need to do, while she's taken the easy way out.

(The Maui News observed: "Case is trying to run a campaign based on reality and Hirono is, well, either living in a fantasy world or pandering to the electorate.")

She's the choice of insider politics and I'm not.

Why does this matter? What does this mean to you?

Because we'll need strong effective leadership in DC over the next generation to face down our challenges together.

And strong effective leadership is leadership that first and foremost is open, honest and inclusive. Leadership that earns our respect and support, not our scorn.

I ask for your vote in the Democratic primary. We can change course and get this done.

Mahalo and aloha,


Ed Case


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