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Hawaii Teamsters endorse Hannemann

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:47 p.m. HST, Dec 28, 2011

Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann has won the endorsement of the Hawaii Teamsters & Allied Workers Union Local 996 in his Democratic primary campaign in the 2nd Congressional District.

The union represents more than 6,000 workers in Hawaii and Guam. "Mufi is an insightful leader and impassioned advocate who will fight for the hard-working men and women of Hawaii," Teamsters President Ron Kozuma said in a statement. "Mufi knows and understands firsthand the needs of working people and their families."

Hannemann is facing Honolulu City Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard, state Office of Hawaiian Affairs chief advocate Esther Kiaaina, patients' rights advocate Rafael del Castillo and Hilo attorney Bob Marx in the primary. The district covers rural Oahu and the Neighbor Islands.

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scooters wrote:
Why does the term "Hawaii Teamsters" sound like a street gang? And they want to endorse a 'Bully"? Just asking...
on December 28,2011 | 02:00PM
jusmetwocents wrote:
Anytime I hear the words Hawaii Teamsters, I think Organized Crime...
on December 29,2011 | 07:00AM
Changalang wrote:
Right on! Mufi's talents are much needed in D.C. so he can be groomed to bring home the bacon for the next generation like Sen. Inouye has done for the past and present many generations. To be effective in D.C. a representative has to have the high level skills to succeed. The politically savvy Unions of Hawaii know who is the only candidate that can deliver an "A" game and excel in Mazi's place. That being said; isn't Tulsi in the wrong Primary? I thought the Gabbards were Republican guests in the Hawaii Democratic Party. Tulsi is a good Council representative, but that is little league in comparison to the U.S. House of Representatives.
on December 28,2011 | 03:06PM
jusmetwocents wrote:
You are talking about the same Mufi who ran the racist ads during the last campaign? That's the guy you are speaking so highly about?
on December 29,2011 | 07:02AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Fully expected. Mufi and the unions being pro rail. Hope no one forgets what he did and how the majority booted him out of the governor's race. Don't have short memories, Hawaii.
on December 29,2011 | 03:23AM
popoki wrote:
Governor's race = Buyers remorse?
on December 29,2011 | 06:15AM
inverse wrote:
The lesser of three evils was the guy who did not take immunization shots.
on December 29,2011 | 07:24PM
Anonymous wrote:
What a surprise!
on December 29,2011 | 04:56AM
serious wrote:
Is this the same Teamsters that owned a non-union hotel in Waikiki because "union workers charge too much"?
on December 29,2011 | 05:41AM
mcc wrote:
You mean "Do we need it? Can we afford it? Can we afford to maintain it?" ABM Anobody but Mufi. I do not look like him so I will not vote for him. He is a bully.
on December 29,2011 | 06:52AM
NiteMarcher wrote:
No...he's not a bully! He's exactly what Hawaii needs during these changing times. He's not going to just sit back, watch and smile while everyone takes their jabs at him either. Every one of these politicians has someone in their back pocket helping with the financial backing to succeed in a campaign. That's life and that's the game of politics.
on December 29,2011 | 08:34AM
frontman wrote:
Now you know who NOT to vote for.
on December 29,2011 | 09:58AM
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