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Maui Chamber Hosts
Linda Lingle Forum

Updated 10:56 AM HST, August 15, 2012
Posted 08:10 AM HST, August 15, 2012

Lingle discusses social security and medicare with seniors during a visit to the Valley Isle in October. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

The Chamber of Maui Political Action Committee hosts a forum featuring Linda Lingle tonight at the ‘Iao Theater.

The event was originally scheduled as a debate, but fellow candidate Ed Case who had agreed to appear is no longer in the running for the US Senate seat; and organizers say they have been unable to confirm Congresswoman Mazie Hirono’s participation.

The debate, turned single candidate forum, will run from 5 to 6 p.m. and will give the Maui Chamber an opportunity to make an endorsement determination in the race to fill the seat being vacated by US Senator Daniel Akaka who is not running for re-election.

Chamber members will ask questions about the organization’s legislative priorities during the event. Organizers say questions will also be taken.

Since the event serve as a venue for the COMPAC endorsement process, organizers say Hirono cannot be endorsed due to her non-participation. Only Linda Lingle will be considered for endorsement, organizers said.

Former governor Linda Lingle joins seniors at the Wailuku Comunity Center for a visit to Maui soon after announcing her campaign bid for the 2012 Senate seat currently held by US Sen. Daniel Akaka. File photo by Wendy Osher.

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  • Is This Real?

    Don’t forget, this is the lady who said that George W. Bush was the best President ever. Does anybody really care what else she may have to say?

  • seantaketa

    I remember when Maui Chamber changed its
    policy of NOT endorsing candidates, so the organization, then under
    corrupt management, could help out Linda’s first campaign for Governor
    … Historically, the Maui Chamber appears to be a tool of Linda
    Lingle … check out the Chamber leadership role in Lingle’s first run
    for Governor … that was a while back – but has this changed?

  • bjsd

    I’m just pleased the Chamber is becoming pro-active to support candidates that help to create “market” jobs..so we can continue to afford the increasing public & utilities sector jobs and rates. Otherwise, this state and county just continues to be held hostage to the tourist & military $. So Great that the Chamber is finally proactive in helping us All – whether we understand & appreciate….or not!

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