EMILY LIKES TULSI
With 2nd District Congressmember Mazie Hirono running for the U.S. Senate, the 2012 election to see who gets to represent all of Hawaii except Honolulu in the U.S. House of Representatives is wide open and, to be honest, kind of confusing.
Do we vote for Mufi Hannemann, the former Mayor of Honolulu? How about Tulsi Gabbard, the young Honolulu Councilmember and daughter of state Senator Mike Gabbard? And what about Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chief Advocate Esther Kiaaina? Then there are candidates with a bit lower name recognition, attorneys Rafael del Castillo and Bob Marx. And that's the Democrats (no Republicans have, as yet, stepped forward to run).
But last Friday, the 900,000-member political action committee (PAC) EMILY's List–which donates money exclusively to pro-choice Democratic women running in House and Senate races–announced that Gabbard was now "on the list," so to speak.
"Tulsi is a leader in her community and a prime example of what a strong woman can accomplish in office," said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List, in a Dec. 16 press release.
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