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Colleen Hanabusa

Hanabusa: GM Has Paid Off Its Bailout Debt

The Democratic candidate for congress says that carmaker General Motors paid back its federal debt — five years ahead of schedule, too.
Professional Roots: Losing Powerlines Case Taught Hanabusa About Justice

Professional Roots: Losing Powerlines Case Taught Hanabusa About Justice

1st Congressional District Democratic challenger says labor law career shaped her views.
The Truth About Djou and Schools

The Truth About Djou and Schools

The Hawaii Republican Party held a press conference Tuesday to refute criticism of Charles Djou, including for his vote on school funding.
The Truth About Hanabusa and Government Waste

The Truth About Hanabusa and Government Waste

A new commercial from Rep. Charles Djou paints Colleen Hanabusa as believing there's no government waste, but takes her statement out of context to do so.
Colleen Hanabusa Answers 10 Questions From Civil Beat

Colleen Hanabusa Answers 10 Questions From Civil Beat

Want to know where the Democratic challenger for the 1st District seat in Congress stands on key issues? Read her responses and compare them with those of her opponent, Charles Djou.
1st Congressional Race Has National Implications

1st Congressional Race Has National Implications

Four months after Charles Djou won a special election, national Democrats see Hawaii as a rare opportunity to knock a GOP legislator out of office.

Hanabusa: I Exposed Waste and Fraud in Special Education

An ad for the state senate president says, "Colleen Hanabusa exposed waste and fraud in special education."
2 Ads Attack Djou, But 1 Is Gentler

2 Ads Attack Djou, But 1 Is Gentler

In two new TV ads released Tuesday, national Democrats and Colleen Hanabusa take different tacks in criticizing Charles Djou.
New Hanabusa TV Ad: Old Time Hawaii

New Hanabusa TV Ad: Old Time Hawaii

In her first campaign commercial for the general election, State Sen. Colleen Hanabusa relaxes would-be voters in a quiet room with slack-key guitar and talks about community values.