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  •  This is a really fun primary (3+ / 0-)
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    tietack, Setsuna Mudo, itskevin

    At least from an analytic point of view--LGBT/progressive residents of HI-02 or, well, anywhere else might not find at as fun from other points of view.

    But there are so many interesting questions: I think Tulsi has gotten some union support, but how many other endorsements have their been?  Is there a pattern?  What about Mufi's donations--are they from Democrats?  Republicans?  Non-partisan Mufi fans?  Are local progressive/Democratic bigwigs sitting this out in terms of donations, volunteering, endorsements?  Are they picking Mufi?  Tulsi?  Kia'aina?  Or trying to recruit someone?  Has anyone called Kari Luna?

    26, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-12(now)

    by Xenocrypt on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 11:05:50 AM PST

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    •  Fun? I'd say it's borderline terrifying (4+ / 0-)
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      tietack, Setsuna Mudo, itskevin, AUBoy2007

      We can't be giving up ground in districts like this one.

      I take politics a bit personally when the issues are personal.

      Ok, so I read the polls.

      by andgarden on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 11:11:09 AM PST

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    •  It's a really bizarre primary shaping up (1+ / 0-)
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      ArkDem14

      none of the existing candidates are really tight with party leadership which is a rarity for congressional races in Hawaii.  It's totally wide open still and someone else could jump in and crush what's a fairly weak field.  If that doesn't happen, this will indeed become a strange primary.  I think Hannemann has a significant edge based on name recognition but he also has bad favorables.  If party loyalists are forced to choose, they'll probably pick him.

      This is all assuming Kia'aina gets nowhere which is a fair bet.

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