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Ben Cayetano

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.
Hidden Super PAC Money Comes to Light in Campaign Spending Reports

Hidden Super PAC Money Comes to Light in Campaign Spending Reports

The Hawaii Super PAC that helped launch Mayor Kirk Caldwell into office and kept the rail project on track broke campaign spending rules in 2012 by not disclosing who it hired.
Hawaii Candidates Need to Sign the ‘People’s Pledge’ Flickr: www.flickr.com: DonkeyHotey

Hawaii Candidates Need to Sign the ‘People’s Pledge’

We can stop Super PACS funded by mysterious donors from inundating Hawaii with negative ads.
Former Hawaii Gov. Cayetano Settles Libel Lawsuit Against Super PAC

Former Hawaii Gov. Cayetano Settles Libel Lawsuit Against Super PAC

The Pacific Resource Partnership will apologize after spending millions of dollars on attack ads to keep the former governor from being elected mayor.
Tunnel Vision? Not When It Comes to Honolulu’s High Stakes Rail Project

Tunnel Vision? Not When It Comes to Honolulu’s High Stakes Rail Project

City officials don't plan to change the $5.26 billion project's alignment despite concerns raised in federal court.
Former Hawaii Gov. Cayetano Says He’ll Appeal Rail Ruling

Former Hawaii Gov. Cayetano Says He’ll Appeal Rail Ruling

Cayetano also questions authenticity of Inouye's last letter to Abercrombie.
Civil Beat Poll – Cayetano Peaks, Caldwell Surges

Civil Beat Poll – Cayetano Peaks, Caldwell Surges

UPDATED Former governor still leads but edge in Honolulu mayor's race has narrowed.
Off the Beat: New Low In Political Ads

Off the Beat: New Low In Political Ads

PRP's "pardons" attack on former Hawaii governor goes way over the top.
Will A New Law Mean Federal Funding for Honolulu BRT? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Will A New Law Mean Federal Funding for Honolulu BRT?

Camp Cayetano says proposed rapid bus system qualifies as fixed guideway.
Ben Cayetano