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James "Duke" Aiona

Aiona Endorses Djou For Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aiona Endorses Djou For Mayor

The former Hawaii lieutenant governor says the former congressman "has the integrity and intelligence to restore trust at City Hall."
Aiona Looking At 3 Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aiona Looking At 3 Races

The former GOP lieutenant governor has pulled papers to run for Congress, for Honolulu mayor and for state Senate.
Hanabusa To Run For Takai’s Seat In Congress? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hanabusa To Run For Takai’s Seat In Congress?

The Democrat and former congresswoman likely would scare off many potential challengers for the seat she won twice before Takai.
Hawaii Republicans Hand Donald Trump Another Victory Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Republicans Hand Donald Trump Another Victory

UPDATED 3/9/2016: Sen. Ted Cruz finishes second in the islands' GOP presidential caucus, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. John Kasich.

Duke Aiona Endorses Marco Rubio PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Duke Aiona Endorses Marco Rubio

The former Republican lieutenant governor calls the Florida senator "the kind of leader Hawaii needs in the White House."
Hawaii Governor: Ige Defeats Aiona in Landslide Vote Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor: Ige Defeats Aiona in Landslide Vote

The Democratic nominee took a big early lead over the Republican and never let up. Independent candidates Hannemann and Davis finished way at the back of the pack.
Denby Fawcett: Digging Up Dirt and Opposition Research 101 PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Digging Up Dirt and Opposition Research 101

Political operatives who supply sleazy campaign fodder against opposing candidates can suffer consequences, but their goal is victory.
Three Candidates, Three Views on Future of Fast-Growing Kakaako PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Three Candidates, Three Views on Future of Fast-Growing Kakaako

Mufi Hannemann, David Ige and Duke Aiona discuss housing, infrastructure and the governor's influence on the area under control of state redevelopment district.
Chad Blair: Republicans on Parade Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Republicans on Parade

Hawaii's longtime minority party believes 2014 could be the year of change. Really!
Thielen Donated to Hawaii GOP Candidates

Thielen Donated to Hawaii GOP Candidates

She's running for state Senate as a Democrat but contributed to the 2010 Republican ticket.
Capitol Watch: June 13

Capitol Watch: June 13

UPDATED 4:47 p.m. State drops appeal on PAC donations case; Nevada lawmaker tracked to Hawaii for bill signage; and Duckworth leaving VA.
Capitol Watch: Dec. 16

Capitol Watch: Dec. 16

Pot guru Roger Christie denied bail; Salary dispute in Kauai government; more from Inouye defending earmarks; Aiona takes VP job at alma mater; and Hawaii audit on Arizona prison contracts expected soon.

June 2016

Thursday, June 9

Aiona Endorses Djou For Mayor

Thursday, June 2

Aiona Looking At 3 Races

May 2016

Tuesday, May 24

Hanabusa To Run For Takai’s Seat In Congress?

March 2016

Tuesday, March 8

Hawaii Republicans Hand Donald Trump Another Victory

Duke Aiona Endorses Marco Rubio

November 2014

Tuesday, November 4

Hawaii Governor: Ige Defeats Aiona in Landslide Vote

September 2014

Tuesday, September 30

Denby Fawcett: Digging Up Dirt and Opposition Research 101

Monday, September 15

Three Candidates, Three Views on Future of Fast-Growing Kakaako

August 2014

Monday, August 25

Chad Blair: Republicans on Parade

June 2012

Friday, June 8

Thielen Donated to Hawaii GOP Candidates

June 2011

Saturday, June 11

Capitol Watch: June 13

December 2010

Thursday, December 16

Capitol Watch: Dec. 16

Friday, December 3

Abercrombie Spent $4.6M on Winning Campaign

Wednesday, December 1

Duke Aiona’s Transformation: ‘Praying at the Government Gate’

November 2010

Monday, November 29

Capitol Watch: Nov. 29

Tuesday, November 23

Capitol Watch: Nov. 23

Thursday, November 11

Another Road Block at Aiona’s Office

Saturday, November 6

Week 27: Observations About Governor’s Race and Civil Beat Polls

Thursday, November 4

Tight Races Attract $21.8M to Hawaii Campaigns

Wednesday, November 3

What Recession? Candidates Spend Big for General Election

Abercrombie 50, Aiona 1

Election Night 2010 at GOP Headquarters — A Slideshow by Luci Pemoni

The Faces of Duke Aiona’s Supporters — A Slideshow by Luci Pemoni

Tuesday, November 2

A Look at Late, Late Money Entering Races

October 2010

Sunday, October 31

The Last Word: Duke Aiona on Why Voters Should Elect Him Governor

Aiona: My ‘Only Involvement’ With Harvest Evangelism’s Ed Silvoso Was at Argentina Conference

Thursday, October 28

Running into a Stone Wall in Aiona’s Office

The Gov Candidates on Human Trafficking

Wednesday, October 27

The Gov Candidates on Transparency

Tuesday, October 26

Where Neil, Brian, Duke and Lynn Get Their Money

Abercrombie’s Crowning Victory

Civil Beat Poll: Abercrombie Holding His Lead in Governor’s Race

What’s at Stake in Questions About Aiona’s Religious Activity

Aiona Can’t Catch Abercrombie in Money Race

Monday, October 25

Ed Silvoso Responds to ‘Aiona, God and State’ Article

Saturday, October 23

Aiona Would Hold Office Prayers as Governor

Living on the Wire With KITV

Can’t Miss Comments, Oct. 1 – Separation Anxiety

Thursday, October 21

Aiona, God and State

Aiona Says He’s Victim of “Despicable Attacks”

Wednesday, October 20

Canvassing the Garden Isle

Garden Variety: Kauai’s Gov-Lt. Gov. Debate

Monday, October 18

The Blue Aiona and The Red Abercrombie

Saturday, October 16

Aiona & Abercrombie Duel Over Ed Board

Aiona: No Dads In 40 Percent of Hawaii Households

Friday, October 15

Q&A With Duke Aiona

Around the Kitchen Table with Neil, Duke, Charles and Colleen

Wednesday, October 13

Abercrombie: Federal Money Could Have Stopped Furlough Fridays

OHA Debate: Neil Says Act Now on Akaka Bill, Duke Says Wait for New Congress

Hooser: Aiona a ‘Right Wing Religious Zealot’

Civil Beat Poll: Abercrombie Holds Slight Edge in Hawaii Governor’s Race

Tuesday, October 12

Abercrombie Still Leads Aiona in Money Race

Monday, October 11

Aiona: Every Gov Since Ariyoshi Has Asked for Audit of DOE

Spending the Weekend With Duke and Neil

Neil and Duke: The Weekend in Pictures

Saturday, October 9

Aiona’s Shades of Blue

Aiona’s Shades of Blue: The Akaka Bill

Aiona’s Shades of Blue: Helping the Homeless

Aiona’s Shades of Blue: Energy and Sustainability

Aiona’s Shades of Blue: Healthy Lifestyles

Friday, October 8

Aiona: We Have 450 Schools With STEM Programs

Thursday, October 7

Aiona: ‘We’ve Never Talked About Student Achievement’

Wednesday, October 6

Radio Daze: The Gubernatorial Broadcast Debate

Tuesday, October 5

Duke Compares Plans, Neil Plans For Plan

September 2010

Thursday, September 30

Aiona: Affordable Care Act Will Strain State Budget

Lingle: Abercrombie Too Old and Set in His Ways

Gov Rivals Have Healthy Exchange Over Health Care

Monday, September 27

Duke ‘n Lynn Firing on All Pistons

Aiona: 10 Percent Increase In Locally Grown Food Will Generate $188 Million, Create 2,300 Jobs

Friday, September 24

Can’t Miss Comments, Sept. 25 – Just The Fact Checks Ma’am

Utah and Four-Day Workweeks

Thursday, September 23

Aiona: Tort Reform Drove Down Health-Care Costs, Brought Back Docs

Duke Calls for ‘Aloha Thursday’ for State Employees

Wednesday, September 22

Aiona Gets Money From State Officials, Churches and Business

Tuesday, September 21

With No Real Competition, Aiona Spent $2.3M on Primary Campaign

Duke vs. Neil: Compare and Decide

Monday, September 20

Aiona: Republicans on the Rise

Sunday, September 19

Mufi = Neil = Love

Friday, September 17

Abercrombie Rolls Over Hannemann

Why I Would Make the Best Governor – Duke Aiona

Sunday, September 12

Aiona Takes Personal Time

Saturday, September 11

John Carroll, $929 and the Media

Thursday, September 9

God and Hawaii Politics

Tuesday, September 7

Family Fun Day With Duke … on Sept. 11?

Friday, September 3

Are You There GOP? It’s Me, Chad

Thursday, September 2

Banner Campaign for Aiona Runs on Politico

Wednesday, September 1

Aiona: Only Candidate to Take Notice of Small Business?

Duke, Jonah, Mufi and God

August 2010

Wednesday, August 25

Fifth Floor Diplomacy From Duke, Mufi ‘n’ Neil

Friday, August 20

Gov Wannabes Want Business Climate Change

Thursday, August 19

Abercrombie’s Vision Thing

Friday, August 13

Did Aiona Build the Hawaii Drug Court

Wednesday, August 4

Hannemann on Endorsements by Business Groups

July 2010

Wednesday, July 28

Aiona on His Garage Clothesline and VW Van

Tuesday, July 27

Hannemann: Let’s Bring The Superferry Back

Friday, July 23

Hawaii Links for Friday, July 23

Wednesday, July 21

Mufi, Neil and Duke Talk Tech

How Green Is Aiona? We’ll Find Out Next Week

Run4HIGov.com

Tuesday, July 20

Track the Fundraisers with Civil Beat

Monday, July 19

Hannemann’s PR Sprint to the Finish Line

Thursday, July 15

Does Half of Hawaii Follow @Mufi on Twitter?

Wednesday, July 14

Hawaii Links for Wednesday, June 14

Monday, July 12

Hawaii Links for Monday, July 12

Wednesday, July 7

Lingle Dodges Civil Unions Issue

Thursday, July 1

Aiona To Hold News Conference On Education

June 2010

Wednesday, June 30

UPDATE: Poll Says Dems Will Win Governor’s Race

Tuesday, June 29

Hawaii Links for Tuesday, June 29

Thursday, June 10

What Headquarters Tell Us About Governor Candidates

May 2010

Thursday, May 27

Discussion: Hawaii Politics

UPDATE: Mufi Hannemann Declares Bid For Governor

Wednesday, May 26

Discussion: Hawaii Governor’s Race

James