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Isle GOP has big hill to climb


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 26, 2012

~~<p>David Chang, the newly elected chairman of the Republican Party of Hawaii, wants any members of his frustrated minority party to know: Building up a larger presence in the islands' political landscape is a long-term project that needs to begin now, even if the rewards won't be reaped for another election cycle or two.</p>
<p>It's a call that the card-carrying members of the isle GOP should heed, because without a course correction there's little hope of the party increasing its influence on Hawaii governance. That would be a loss for residents overall, regardless of party affiliation, because it's in the competition of ideas that the best public policies are born.</p>
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David Chang, the newly elected chairman of the Republican Party of Hawaii, wants any members of his frustrated minority party to know: Building up a larger presence in the islands' political landscape is a long-term project that needs to begin now, even if the rewards won't be reaped for another election cycle or two.

It's a call that the card-carrying members of the isle GOP should heed, because without a course correction there's little hope of the party increasing its influence on Hawaii governance. That would be a loss for residents overall, regardless of party affiliation, because it's in the competition of ideas that the best public policies are born. Login for more...



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