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Longshot GOP U.S. House candidate from Hawaii breaks wrist

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:51 a.m. HST, Oct 12, 2012

A longshot Republican candidate for a U.S. House seat in Hawaii says he’s staying in the race even after a nasty 14-foot fall from a ladder.

Kawika Crowley told The Associated Press on Thursday that he broke his left wrist and badly sprained his right ankle Friday night while doing a drywall job at a car dealership in Kaneohe.

Crowley is homeless but works as a handyman and lives in his van.

Crowley won the Republican nomination to run against former Honolulu councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat. Crowley isn’t expected to win and he’s not getting backing from his party.

Crowley says he went back to finish the job the night after the fall because he needed the money.

He says he’s not letting up on his campaign.

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star08 wrote:
If we all had more of his perseverance and politicians some of his creativity—well, he deserves more.
on October 11,2012 | 03:37PM
eros_et_logia wrote:
Why is it necessary to label candidate Crowley "longshot"? Saying that Tulsi Gabbard is a favorite or that Crowley is an underdog is acceptable, but "longshot" is as much a cheap-shot as "loser". The Staradvertiser might as well label everybody. Let's give this a try- "Brainless" Mazie Hirono. "Slick" Linda Lingle. "Strange" Tulsi Gabbard. "Dorky" Charles Djou. "Bull-headed" Ben Cayetano. "Meek" Kirk Caldwell. "Provincial" Colleen Hanabusa.
on October 11,2012 | 03:52PM
from_da_cheapseats wrote:
How did the republicans let this guy be their standard bearer?
on October 11,2012 | 05:26PM
Aquarius1 wrote:
Notice they don't say much about him. Could it be because he is houseless?
on October 11,2012 | 09:08PM
false wrote:
I think Crowley is the right man to represent the Republican party. And he's not homeless. He just chooses to live in his van. I just wish they'd give him the same level of support they're giving Linda Lingle. Crowley and Lingle--that's the team we need working for us in Washington. I'm sure Lingle supports Crowley just as she does the other Republican...what's his name...Romney.
on October 11,2012 | 10:22PM
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