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Editor’s Note: It’s an election year and that means lots of political commercials. Ad Watch is an occasional Civil Beat series in which we help you understand what you’re seeing and hearing when it comes to campaign messages from Hawaii candidates.
Hawaii might be the only place left in the country where an endorsement from President Barack Obama can be looked at as a positive.
And that’s not to mention ongoing flashpoints around Obamacare, the IRS and Benghazi.
But U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz isn’t like his colleagues in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Punahou. Just like Obama.
President Barack Obama has endorsed U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz over Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.
Schatz’s latest TV spot in his campaign against U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa puts both arms around the Hawaii-born president, and refuses to let go until the viewer clearly understands just how much his endorsement means to the senator.
That’s not to say the backing of Obama — or “our island son” as the ad puts it — isn’t important.