Chamber made

September 20th, 2012

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is out with a fourth round of advertising on behalf of former Gov. Linda Lingle’s Republican campaign for U.S. Senate.

The $311,000 ad buy, which focuses on job growth, comes after the interest group spent about $750,000 on behalf of Lingle before the August primary. Lingle is facing U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, in November.

“Linda Lingle has a proven record as a bipartisan leader who will work with members of both parties to get things done and create jobs,” Rob Engstrom, the U.S. Chamber’s senior vice president and national political director, said in a statement. “She stands with Hawaii’s job creators and will support free enterprise policies that create economic growth. Her independent leadership will serve Hawaii well in the Senate.”

10 Responses to “Chamber made”

  1. Chicken Grease:

    Hirono simply has to respond to her first term “playing hooky.” Does she have no answer for that, in fact?

  2. Kolea:

    If the US Chamber of Commerce wants to throw away their money in Hawaii, I am all for it. Their ads for Lingle, praising her as an “independent” and “bi-partisan” stand in stark contrast to their ads in other Senate races on the mainland, where they focus on trash-talking the Democratic candidate from a hard Right perspective. While they preach the need for “bi-partisanship” in Hawaii’s market, they strongly support the overall GOP Senate strategy of trying to obstruct President Obama’s agenda through the threat of a filibuster. They recognize that marketing strategy won’t work here, so they tailor their approach for the needs of each target market.

    But their goal is the same, control of the US Senate through their junior partners, the Republican Party. Most relevant for Hawaii voters, they hope to kick out Senator Inouye from his position as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, a position where he is able to ensure Hawaii gets our share of federal spending.

    A vote for Lingle is a vote to dis-empower Inouye and Hawaii.

  3. Goober:

    If you have to ask the question but don’t know the answer.
    that is a sure sign of a genious. Proven daily like romney.
    Keeps putting his foot in his mouth.

  4. Goober:

    Seems like a grease said it will vote for Hirono
    and now due to redistribution, questions Hirono on being absent…
    Brings new meaning to flip flop.

  5. Manoa_Fisherman:

    The US Chamber is so out of touch, that all the ads do is to provide free money to the TV stations. However, it does draw resources away from other races when the GOP does have a chance. Maybe all they are giving Lingle is the Ted Akin money as a consolation prize. It surely is not the millions of dollars that was promised Lingle last year.

  6. Chicken Grease:

    September 20th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    A vote for Lingle is a vote to dis-empower Inouye and Hawaii.

    What steps are the Hawai`i Democrat party taking to ensure that future U.S. Senators from Hawai`i will have the same influence and power our two great Senators (a Grease is not being sarcastic here. Inouye and Akaka have done great things for our state) have held for many years? THAT’S the question/rub. All this “a vote for Lingle means junkness for Hawai`i, etc,” . . . is the public at large wholly convinced of this, well, should we call it a scare tactic? Yeah. Just in time for Halloween, too.

    “Vote Democrat across the board, especially when it comes to national offices,” yeah, nice and fine, local Democrat party. Yeah, right. I don’t see any individual to come close to the influence that Inouye and Akaka holds in D.C. (oh, wait, there IS one: Hanneman. But, oh, look . . . oh, Mufi didn’t show up at the most recent post-primary unity breakfast, ohhhhhh. Shucks. Maybe he’s just not interested in serving as a pile-of-tician anymore. can you blame him? I mean, don’t you think Mufi shoulda’ got more support from the party this past election? A Grease sure didn’t see it; a Grease saw more support for what[ulsi]‘s-her-name).

    “A vote for Lingle means . . .”. Come on. Show a Grease more proof that a Hirono and a [the next/future Senator from Hawai`i] will be as effective as our two great Senators have been for us. Help delete the worries of future Pearl shipyard hopefuls fo’ jahb.

    Really. What is THE LOCAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY ITSELF doing to help preserve the very fertile and strong foundation that our two great Senators have establlshed for the islands?

  7. Chicken Grease:

    Here. Most recent definition of “Genious” from the Urban Dictionary (nice of certain someone to cite in the first place):


    When stupid people are trying to prove they’re smarter than you, but have no idea how to spell the word Genius.

    What happened to overage/constant use of word “service”? Chixen. Doomo all the same. :)

  8. Goober:

    What kind of service do you expect for your two cents?

    Au contraire. I did know the correct spelling and it took you
    awhile to figure out the true meaning. You don’t have thank me for pointing out
    what stupid is as stupid does.

  9. Chicken Grease:

    Heh. Someone is thinking, “drat. Grease found out.” It’s the same person who makes up own conclusions. Ba doink!!!

    Freedom fries.

  10. Goober:

    Empty Chair.

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