UHPA Launches New TV Spot Endorsing Ed Case for U.S. Senate over Republican Candidate Linda Lingle
The TV spot debuts July 26 following the U.S. Senate debate on Hawaii News Now (KGMB and KHNL), and will continue airing on local network and cable stations through the primary election.
UHPA had endorsed Linda Lingle three times for governor. The first endorsement was over incumbent Ben Cayetano in 1998, over Mazie Hirono, then lieutenant governor, in 2002; and finally against former State Senator Randall Iwase in 2004. UHPA endorsed Ed Case early in his U.S. Senate campaign, making its first public endorsement for him in February this year.
The new TV spot’s voiceover reads: “Who knows Linda Lingle? UHPA does... We endorsed her for Governor three times…That was when she was a moderate.”
Despite communications promulgated by the Lingle campaign claiming that she reaches across the aisle and promises to approach issues with a bipartisan perspective, UHPA believes otherwise.
“But make no mistake...The new Linda Lingle will vote with the conservatives,” the TV spot continues. “We can’t let Lingle’s conservatives take away our seat in Washington.