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Lingle, Hirono meet in final debate in Senate race

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:30 p.m. HST, Oct 23, 2012

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono and former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle are meeting in their final debate showdown in their race to represent Hawaii in the U.S. Senate.

The contenders were expected to debate tonight, just before early voting begins statewide on Tuesday.

The debate is airing on Hawaii News Now from 7 to 8 p.m. It is co-sponsored by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

The matchup comes the same night President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney square off in their final debate to be the nation’s commander in chief.

Hirono argues that as a Democrat, she’s most in line with Hawaii voters and in support of Obama. Lingle argues she’s a better pick as a Republican because Hawaii will be better off with a balanced delegation, with one Republican and one Democrat.

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Maneki_Neko wrote:
No show Hirono. No go Hirono. Ho, ho, ho, Hirono. Oh no! Hirono. No mo' Hirono.
on October 22,2012 | 12:26PM
livealoha wrote:
Lingle against Hirono is like the NFL against Pop Warner. Lingle is the clear winner each time. Lingle answers the questions, has a plan and knows her stuff. Hirono talks about the same things over and over, nothing of substance.
on October 22,2012 | 12:58PM
hawaiikone wrote:
The sad thing is many, like "allie" will vote Hirono anyway.
on October 22,2012 | 02:06PM
DAGR81 wrote:
The lazie, hazie days of Mazie may be over.
on October 22,2012 | 02:39PM
false wrote:
Neither addressed the big problem. Did you see the article about Hawaii being #1 place to retire? Well, check that web site and you will see Hawaii is number 50, yeah last, place to make a living. So, old non- working folks come here while young working folks must leave to make a living. Let's discuss that.
on October 22,2012 | 08:06PM
lawman1175 wrote:
Hirono showed her character as a rude, name calling, can't think for herself incompetent candidate. Her body language and attempt to disguise her disdain was a turn off for me. I did vote for her in her last election. But, I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt. It is quite obvious to me that she cannot and will not cooperate to work with others who oppose her views. She has lost my support.
on October 22,2012 | 08:43PM
lamedeer2011 wrote:
I was not impressed with Hirono. She does not answer the questions but side steps them. I'm disappointed in her. I'm a democrat and was not a Lingle fan but Lingle will do a better job for Hawaii. Hirono's performance tonight was like most of her adds-too general and negative. Too broad with nil specifics plans.
on October 22,2012 | 08:56PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
My word in Hirono drink game waz "Rebublican" so I no can head my find game lazy Mazie can not tomorrow remeber ish taste very good ,right?
on October 22,2012 | 09:03PM
Papakolea wrote:
Hirono's BIG reason for us to vote for her is to prevent the Republicans from gaining a majority in the Senate and repealing Obamacare. That's it? We're going to elect you to prevent something from happening? How's about electing someone who will actually DO something for us.
on October 22,2012 | 09:01PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
I haz "Republican" in the Hirono drinking game and my head ish bad go by lazy Mazie get no find the kine. Right.
on October 22,2012 | 09:02PM
Papakolea wrote:
"Mainstream" democrats have moved to far away from "mainstream" republicans and vice versa. This has caused political gridlock where we cannot get meaningful progress. Both sides are to blame. Do we elect someone who is at an extreme and who will perpetuate the gridlock? Or do we elect someone who is more moderate who can reach across the aisle and compromise to get things done?
on October 22,2012 | 09:05PM
pcman wrote:
Hirono has no future agenda as does Lingle. She only follows the lead of Obama. Where Obamagoes,so goes Hirono. She is hopelees.
on October 23,2012 | 07:01AM
pcman wrote:
If you are for strong Defense and military support, vote for Lingle. Hirono has no clue about such matters. She will follow the lead of Obama who is leading from behind. Obama has already reduced the Defense budget by cutting hardware and logistics. Next is personnel and manpower. After that is morale, welfare and family support. It was the same as Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. We do not want to invite attack on our embassies, forward based forces, travelers/tourists around the world and our overseas investments. We need to say strong and not wait for another "big one" like 9/11 and WW II. Lingle's campaign chairman is retired Major General Robert Lee. Vote for Tulsi Gabbard, Captain in the Hawaii National Guard, and for Charles Djou, Major in the Army Reserves. You know they will fight for the whole country regardless of economic status, race,and political inclinations.
on October 23,2012 | 07:47AM
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