Union mailer

October 1st, 2010

One of the first third-party mailers in the 1st Congressional District Race has begun hitting mailboxes (this one in the Makiki area yesterday).

It was sent by the Hawaii State AFL-CIO on behalf of Democratic state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, and repeats two of the same claims against GOP U.S. Rep. Charles Djou that already have been levied by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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5 Responses to “Union mailer”

  1. Patrick:

    No opinion on the race, but the mailing piece has a nice concept and is well-designed.

  2. JohnKSmith:

    Levied by DNCC and discredited as “False” by FactCheck.org:

    A Democratic ad claims a GOP House candidate pledged to protect breaks for sending jobs abroad. He didn’t.

  3. Old Diver:

    The Senate bill was to eliminate the tax deduction multinational corporations take when they move their factories overseas. Of course Djou did not vote on this measure but opposed it. The arguments made by Democrats is why should companies receive a tax deduction when moving jobs over seas. Factcheck.org concluded the bill did not mention jobs. This bill is just one step in bringing jobs back home. Factcheck.org’s opinion is just that.

  4. oknotok:

    In a one newspaper town, what else am I going to read? However, this continued blatant liberal bias and assisted Republican bashing is not balanced and reeks of an agenda to promote the Democrats. Just like the mailer, it’s not whether it’s accurate, it’s what you can get people to believe.

  5. Walking Vaughn:

    Factcheck is dead right about this. The AFLCIO is lying when it claims Djou would move jobs overseas.

    They are also taing a swipe at his ethnicity since they targeted Shanghai on the front of the mailer. Everybody knows Djou’s family is from Shanghai so this is obviously a racist smear job. This is no better than Mufi saying “I look like you.”

    The only good thing about this is that it won’t work. So the AFLCIO is burning money in a futile effort to get Larry Mehau and Jeff Stone’s pet senator elected to congress.

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