But the Lingle campaign took the rhetorical pitch to a new level on Saturday. In an email to supporters, which was posted on the conservative Hawaii Free Press website, retired Maj. Gen. Robert G.F. Lee, Lingle’s campaign manager, claims the polls were an attempt to “hijack” the election.
For weeks this race for the open U.S. Senate seat in Hawaii has been a statistical dead-heat. It is ours to win if we work hard and turn out all our supporters on Election Day.
Sadly, some recent biased polls tried to show this race much differently in an attempt to hijack this election. But we know their polling methods are flawed and this race is up for grabs.
The polls have shown U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, Lingle’s Democratic opponent, with a double-digit lead.