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April 2021

Friday, April 9

New SHOPO TV Spots Aim For A Positive Police Image

October 2020

Wednesday, October 28

OHA Candidates Take To The Airwaves In Hunt For Support

Friday, October 23

Blangiardi = Trump, Amemiya = Values

Thursday, October 8

Steve Alm Banks On Message Of ‘Trust’ In First TV Spot

September 2020

Sunday, September 27

Hawaii Carpenters Super PAC Backs Blangiardi In TV Spot

Wednesday, September 23

In New TV Ad, Amemiya Compares Blangiardi To Trump

July 2020

Tuesday, July 28

Mayoral Candidate Aims To Break Through With TV Spot

Monday, July 27

New Rick Blangiardi TV Ads: ‘I’m Not A Politician’

Sunday, July 12

Esser Prioritizes ‘Racial Injustice’ Fight In First TV Spot

Wednesday, July 1

New TV Spots Promote Keith Amemiya’s Democratic Roots

June 2020

Sunday, June 28

Kym Pine Touts ‘Strong, Passionate’ Leadership In Political Ad

Wednesday, June 24

Why ‘Mayor Mufi’ Wants To Be Mayor Mufi Again

Wednesday, June 17

Hanabusa: There’s No Time For On-The-Job Training In A Crisis

April 2020

Saturday, April 18

Rick Blangiardi Is Back On TV, But This Time He’s A Political Candidate

March 2020

Tuesday, March 3

Ad Watch: Amemiya Leans On Sports Record In New TV Spots

October 2018

Monday, October 8

Ad Watch: First TV Spot Says A ConCon Would Cost Too Much

Friday, October 5

Ad Watch: TV Spots Attack Constitutional Amendment For School Taxes

August 2018

Monday, August 6

Ad Watch: Governor, LG Wannabes Hone Their TV Pitches

July 2018

Thursday, July 26

Ad Watch: Hawaii Governor’s Race Switches Into Attack Mode

June 2018

Tuesday, June 19

Ad Watch: Ige And Hanabusa On What Makes Them Different

April 2018

Tuesday, April 24

Ad Watch: David Ige Reminds Voters Of His Roots

Friday, April 13

Ad Watch: Who’s Kim Coco Iwamoto Again?

October 2016

Tuesday, October 25

TV Spots — And One Big Print Ad — Spice Up Mayor’s Race

September 2016

Friday, September 9

New Caldwell Spot Attacks Djou For 9/11 Vote

August 2016

Monday, August 8

Some New Ads In The Mayor’s Race Stretch The Truth

Tuesday, August 2

Ad Watch: Carlisle Says You Can Trust Him To Build Rail Right

July 2016

Thursday, July 14

Djou’s First TV Ad Attacks Mayor Caldwell As Untrustworthy

June 2016

Tuesday, June 28

In Latest Campaign Spot, Caldwell Accentuates The Positive

May 2016

Thursday, May 19

Mayor Caldwell’s First TV Spot Stays On Message

April 2016

Thursday, April 7

Ad Watch: Touting Caldwell’s Long Love Affair With Infrastructure

March 2016

Thursday, March 24

Ad Watch: Clinton, Sanders Ads Now In Heavy Hawaii Rotation

Tuesday, March 22

Ad Watch: Bernie Sanders Introduces Himself To Hawaii

Tuesday, March 15

Ad Watch: Spots Use Trump’s Shocking Words Against Him

October 2014

Friday, October 17

Ad Watch: Takai Plays the Veterans Card. Again.

Friday, October 10

Ad Watch: National Dems and GOP Go Negative in Hawaii Governor Race

September 2014

Tuesday, September 30

Ad Watch: National Dems Play the Democrat Card for Ige

Tuesday, September 16

Ad Watch: GOP Wants Voters to Link Ige to Abercrombie

Monday, September 8

Ad Watch: Pro-GMO Group Calls Maui County Measure a ‘Farming Ban’

August 2014

Thursday, August 7

Ad Watch: What the Heck Are ‘Hawaii Values’?

Tuesday, August 5

Ad Watch: David and Andy Drive Around Pearl City

July 2014

Friday, July 25

Ad Watch: Ige’s First Spot, and Takai Gets Outside Help

Thursday, July 10

Ad Watch: Abercrombie Gets All Warm and Fuzzy

June 2014

Thursday, June 26

Ad Watch: Schatz Puts Arms Around ‘Island Son’ Obama

Wednesday, June 25

Ad Watch: Colleen Hanabusa’s 30 Seconds of Information Overload

Monday, June 9

Ad Watch: Shan Tsutsui Reminds Voters Who He Is

Tuesday, June 3

Ad Watch: ‘I Will Continue to Stand Up for Our Kupuna’

Monday, June 2

Ad Watch: Schatz Takes on Big Oil, Climate Change in New Pitch

May 2014

Saturday, May 24

Ad Watch: Hanabusa Hits the TV Airwaves, Touts Local Upbringing

Thursday, May 22

Ad Watch: Hanabusa Airs First Ad, Highlighting her Hawaii Roots

Tuesday, May 20

Ad Watch: Chang Touts Progressive Positions in First TV Spot

Saturday, May 3

Ad Watch: Guns, Kids and Obama All Play a Part in Latest Schatz TV Spot

Thursday, May 1

Ad Watch: Abercrombie Plays the Keiki Card

April 2014

Thursday, April 17

Ad Watch: Takai Capitalizes on Military Service in First TV Spot

Saturday, April 12

Ad Watch: Schatz Touts Equal Pay for Women in Latest TV Spot

Wednesday, April 2

Ad Watch: Union Recruits Honolulu City Council Members to Fight Kaiser

March 2014

Monday, March 24

Ad Watch: Sen. Brian Schatz’s First TV Spot

Tuesday, March 11

Ad Watch: Donna Mercado Kim’s Campaign Video

February 2014

Thursday, February 13

Ad Watch: Councilor Ikaika Anderson’s First Campaign Video

Monday, February 3

Ad Watch: Rep. Mark Takai’s First Campaign Video

January 2014

Wednesday, January 22

Ad Watch: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Re-election Video

In Latest Campaign Spot, Caldwell Accentuates The Positive Cory Lum/Civil Beat

In Latest Campaign Spot, Caldwell Accentuates The Positive

Honolulu's mayor says he's taken on roads, sewers, parks and homelessness. But his campaign remains quiet on rail.
Mayor Caldwell’s First TV Spot Stays On Message Caldwell For Mayor

Mayor Caldwell’s First TV Spot Stays On Message

The candidate for re-election talks about — yep — infrastructure: roads, sewers, parks and waste control.
Ad Watch: Touting Caldwell’s Long Love Affair With Infrastructure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ad Watch: Touting Caldwell’s Long Love Affair With Infrastructure

A new radio ad time-travels to paint Caldwell as the guy who's always been passionate about fixing roads and sewers.
Ad Watch: Clinton, Sanders Ads Now In Heavy Hawaii Rotation

Ad Watch: Clinton, Sanders Ads Now In Heavy Hawaii Rotation

Team Clinton's two new TV spots are supplemented by Facebook ads, while Sanders adds TV and radio commercials featuring Tulsi Gabbard.
Ad Watch: Bernie Sanders Introduces Himself To Hawaii

Ad Watch: Bernie Sanders Introduces Himself To Hawaii

The presidential candidate began airing four ads in hopes of winning some of Hawaii's 34 Democratic delegates.
Ad Watch: Spots Use Trump’s Shocking Words Against Him Our Principles PAC

Ad Watch: Spots Use Trump’s Shocking Words Against Him

One GOP super-PAC ad features Trump comments about women. A second mixes his comments on violence with actual violence at his events.
Ad Watch: Takai Plays the Veterans Card. Again. Mark Takai for Congress

Ad Watch: Takai Plays the Veterans Card. Again.

There is fresh fodder from the candidates running for the U.S. Congress, and more negative spots in the race for Hawaii governor.
Ad Watch: National Dems and GOP Go Negative in Hawaii Governor Race DGA

Ad Watch: National Dems and GOP Go Negative in Hawaii Governor Race

It's the Republican Governors Association versus the Democratic Governors Association on behalf of Duke Aiona and David Ige.
Ad Watch: National Dems Play the Democrat Card for Ige Hawaii Forward/DGA

Ad Watch: National Dems Play the Democrat Card for Ige

The Democratic Governors Association TV spot counters a previous Republican Governors Association spot on behalf of Aiona.