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Colleen Hanabusa

Will Hanabusa’s Push in Puna Be Enough? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Will Hanabusa’s Push in Puna Be Enough?

In the Hawaii Senate race, Brian Schatz holds a narrow lead over the congresswoman, but it might be enough to keep him in office.
Hawaii US Senate: Schatz Leads Hanabusa — Slightly Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hawaii US Senate: Schatz Leads Hanabusa — Slightly

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz holds a lead on U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, but the race is still tight.
Akaka Speaks Out on Iraq in Hanabusa Radio Spot PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Akaka Speaks Out on Iraq in Hanabusa Radio Spot

The former U.S. senator praises the Senate hopeful for opposing renewed military action.

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

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

The ad is the congresswoman's first for TV, and presents the same message to voters as her previous radio spot about her being a woman of the people.
Ad Watch: Hanabusa Airs First Ad, Highlighting her Hawaii Roots

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

The minute-long radio spot doesn’t touch on issues, but it does show that the congresswoman is hurting for cash.
Campaign Cash Advantage: Schatz’s Edge Over Hanabusa Is Paying Off

Campaign Cash Advantage: Schatz’s Edge Over Hanabusa Is Paying Off

UPDATED The senator has raised and spent more money than his opponent, but still seems to hold the advantage afforded by cash in the bank.
Did Sen. Brian Schatz Score Big Political Points With Climate Summit?

Did Sen. Brian Schatz Score Big Political Points With Climate Summit?

The senator played a key role in bringing heavy-hitters like Al Gore and Barbara Boxer to Hawaii.
Ad Watch: Schatz Touts Equal Pay for Women in Latest TV Spot

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

It's early in the campaign season, but the senator is on the offensive with his second ad in the past month.
Hanabusa Vs. Schatz — Will Voting Records Matter to Hawaii? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Vs. Schatz — Will Voting Records Matter to Hawaii?

What are the political differences between Democratic Senate candidates in one of the bluest states.