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David Shapiro: Hawaii Carpenters Union wields oversize political hammer

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / JUNE 21
                                Rep. Sylvia Luke bluntly called out excessive spending and shady tactics by the carpenters’ political action committee.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / JUNE 21

    Rep. Sylvia Luke bluntly called out excessive spending and shady tactics by the carpenters’ political action committee.

Since the local Carpenters Union super PAC spent $3 million smearing former Gov. Ben Caye­tano in his 2012 anti-rail mayoral race against Kirk Caldwell — for which it apologized after attaining its goal — politicians have tread lightly around the carpenters and rail lest they be next in the crosshairs. Read more

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