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PRP to make donations in Cayetano's name

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:45 p.m. HST, Jun 13, 2014

The Pacific Resource Partnership, in addition to apologizing to former Gov. Ben Cayetano for a negative advertising campaign during the mayor's race in 2012, will donate $100,000 to the University of Hawaii Medical School and $25,000 to the Hawaiian Humane Society in Cayetano's name.

The agreement settles a defamation lawsuit that Cayetano filed against PRP shortly before his election defeat. Cayetano lost to Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

The former governor had argued that PRP's negative ads unfairly tarnished his reputation.

PRP is a consortium of union carpenters and private contractors. The group favored the city's rail project, which Cayetano had vowed to block if he was elected mayor.

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Mythman wrote:
Scum bags get off light, we get light rail.
on June 13,2014 | 05:42PM
EducatedLocalBoy wrote:
The whole Cayetano negative advertising and his lawsuit to deflect the negative advertising was about his bid to become mayor. The primary election results showed that the pro-rail candidates (Carlisle & Caldwell), in the aggregate received the same percentage of votes that the pro-rail vote received in the referendum vote and the anti-rail candidate (Cayetano) got the same percentage as the anti-rail vote in the referendum.
on June 13,2014 | 06:19PM
atilter wrote:
you are right! no one could possibly gain an advantage against a stacked deck - two candidates plus one highly funded unregulated union PAC negative ad campaign versus "don quixote".
on June 13,2014 | 10:47PM
gth wrote:
What,s $125,000 compared with $1,000,000,000!
on June 13,2014 | 09:28PM
headcheese wrote:
Ben was a good Governor and would have been a great Mayor. The people of the City and County of Honolulu are the real losers. The apology sounds insincere to me-- "...to the extent..." Really, PRP didn't intend that?
on June 13,2014 | 09:52PM
atilter wrote:
oh, of course not. no one really intends to be that nasty on purpose. really!
on June 13,2014 | 10:35PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
List the names of all the contributors to PRP........
on June 13,2014 | 10:30PM
Nuimaka wrote:
Agree with you. It would be interesting to see the names of the contributors. Dirty politics in Hawaii needs to stop.
on June 14,2014 | 06:28AM
joseph007 wrote:
I wish Ben would have sued these people. Scurrilous, vicious lies in a campaign are destroying our political system. These people, Mr. White and others need jail time.
on June 14,2014 | 09:02AM
kevink808 wrote:
Not much of an apology (much less punishment). Kind of like saying "I'm sorry you feel bad." As usual PRP takes no responsibility for their destructive behavior. The public is worse off because of it.
on June 16,2014 | 06:24AM
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