Hawaii Republicans in the Spring, Part 3

Aloha Friends,

Last of this report! These reports to Republicans and conservatives are to initiate discussion. Others should write about your events, county activities, PACs, organizations or election plans.  We should be informed. You can tell why I want people to come to the State Convention and vote to help me lend experience and knowledge to our energetic leadership team. My previous three reports are listed below.

PART 3 (yes, of 3)

The RNC under Priebus is still rocking! By the end of January, the RNC had raised enough to eclipse the 24M debt left by Steele. This month $26.7M COH, 10.9M debt.

When we started our countdown there were only 500. Sunday = 217 days to the General Election. The Presidential race is here http://oahuleague.org/is-1144-an-important-number. Today, it looks like Romney as our nominee with the funding, organization and best poll numbers; though the others show no signs of dropping (they are making adjustments). Super PACs impact is here http://oahuleague.org/super-impact.

Hawaii Republicans in the Spring, Part 2

Aloha Friends,

Welcome back. Writing to Republicans and conservatives to initiate discussion, I encourage others to write and debate the issues, candidates and policies. This is an opportunity to highlight the progress of Hawaii Republicans and the conservative cause. I’ll respond to your comments after these parts go out.


HRP says we have 25 repeat candidates (less than reported in January but still good!). Don’t know if that includes incumbents. We haven’t seen a list but Apia, Kaapu, Capelouto, Greco, Kong, Radke, Bateman, Hairgrove and Shimizu told me they are running and can use your support. A state rep announced that Pine is not seeking reelection to the state house. http://hawaii.gov/elections/. Stand by for a surprise Windward candidate.

Hawaii Republicans in the Spring, Part 1

Aloha Friends,

With lots of (good) news, I am returning to my ‘normal’ report format. We have several new readers. Laudatory, concerned and hopeful, I write periodically to Republicans and conservatives to initiate discussion and fill a void in the Republican discussion. I also reported “The Buzz” daily from the New Orleans RNC Winter Meeting and the excitement of the Las Vegas Western Region Leadership conference and presidential debate. I reported on the Tampa RNC Summer meeting. I email rather than blog in public. The reports are long; there is something for everyone. I encourage others to write and debate the issues, candidates and policies. We don’t have to agree but we should be informed. Feel free to forward my reports to inform friends or to raise opponent’s blood pressure. Let friends know that there other conservatives and Republicans in Hawaii. My previous three reports are listed at the bottom.


Game Day. Four campaigns, 41 polling locations, 10,000+ voters. Presidential caucus results at http://www.gophawaii.com, Romney won 45%. Reports from the majority of polling locations were “great” with only a few reporting “what a mess.” The overall voter experience is probably better than expected. 10,000 voters is within the norm for generally low national turnout this year but, arguably, comparable to the 38,000 the Dems had for their contested ‘08 caucus. Most consider 10,000 to be a boost for Republicans in this Obama state. Chang described the evening and the turnout as a “game changer.” Not to be outdone a week later, Puerto Rico turned out 110,000 with 80% going for Romney. I am proud of the four campaigns which worked hard to ID their voters with three candidates winning national delegates. Chang should have let all the campaigns have the same lists to identify supporters and voters. Borreca wrote before with his concerns http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorialspremium/onpoliticspremium/20120228_National_GOP_race_sparks_interest_in_Hawaii_caucus.html?id=140665393 and Boylan gave positive post-spin http://www.midweek.com/hawaii-elephants-trumpet-time/.