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Billionaires Boost Hawaii Republican Party’s Finances Anthony Quintano

Billionaires Boost Hawaii Republican Party’s Finances

Even though Democrats dominate the islands, the state GOP has more money than in recent years thanks to a few big donations.

The Hawaii Republican Party’s Slow Path To Extinction

The Hawaii Republican Party’s Slow Path To Extinction

The GOP is unable to field candidates in a growing number of races — and that, worry experts, is a problem for democracy and government transparency.

Saving Hawaii’s GOP: A Tough Job For 3 Candidates For Governor Civil Beat

Saving Hawaii’s GOP: A Tough Job For 3 Candidates For Governor

A west Oahu lawmaker, a perennial candidate and a former education official are vying to become just the third Republican governor since statehood.

Banking On Trump, Hawaii GOP Says Its Future Looks Bright Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Banking On Trump, Hawaii GOP Says Its Future Looks Bright

At their state convention Saturday, the islands’ Republicans hear optimistic predictions about the midterm elections.

Denby Fawcett: Can Anyone Resuscitate The Hawaii GOP? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Can Anyone Resuscitate The Hawaii GOP?

State Chairwoman Shirlene Ostrov says Republicans have the tools and money to start winning elections in the islands.

Republicans Want Lower Taxes And Better Public Access To Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Republicans Want Lower Taxes And Better Public Access To Legislature

Bills to expand public record laws and exempt food items from taxes are endorsed by the minority caucus.
Former Congressional Candidate Shirlene Ostrov Wants To Be GOP Chair Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Congressional Candidate Shirlene Ostrov Wants To Be GOP Chair

She’s running against state Rep. Andria Tupola and wants “to rebuild the party and offer voters a real choice.”

Rep. Andria Tupola Running For Chair Of State GOP Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rep. Andria Tupola Running For Chair Of State GOP

She said she wants to attract younger Republicans to run for office, improve communication and raise money.

Trump Gives Hawaii Republicans A Rare Chance To Celebrate Kirstin Downey/Civil Beat

Trump Gives Hawaii Republicans A Rare Chance To Celebrate

About 400 people attended a gala dinner — and some of them plan to journey to Washington for the inauguration.

Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race Flickr.com

Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race

With few exceptions, Democrats are winning the money game against Republican opponents in key state House and Senate races.

Clinton And Trump Supporters Make Some Noise In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Clinton And Trump Supporters Make Some Noise In Hawaii

The state campaigns intensify their get-out-the-vote efforts as the polls tighten and Election Day approaches.

Hawaii GOP Appears Stuck With Angela Aulani Kaaihue kaaihue4congress.com

Hawaii GOP Appears Stuck With Angela Aulani Kaaihue

As offensive as the congressional nominee's views on ethnicity and religion are, there is little that the Republican Party can do to make her go away.

August 2018

Thursday, August 9

Billionaires Boost Hawaii Republican Party’s Finances

Tuesday, August 7

The Hawaii Republican Party’s Slow Path To Extinction

June 2018

Wednesday, June 20

Saving Hawaii’s GOP: A Tough Job For 3 Candidates For Governor

May 2018

Saturday, May 5

Banking On Trump, Hawaii GOP Says Its Future Looks Bright

January 2018

Tuesday, January 30

Denby Fawcett: Can Anyone Resuscitate The Hawaii GOP?

Friday, January 19

Republicans Want Lower Taxes And Better Public Access To Legislature

May 2017

Tuesday, May 9

Former Congressional Candidate Shirlene Ostrov Wants To Be GOP Chair

Thursday, May 4

Rep. Andria Tupola Running For Chair Of State GOP

January 2017

Friday, January 6

Trump Gives Hawaii Republicans A Rare Chance To Celebrate

November 2016

Friday, November 4

Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race

Clinton And Trump Supporters Make Some Noise In Hawaii

August 2016

Monday, August 22

Hawaii GOP Appears Stuck With Angela Aulani Kaaihue

Saturday, August 20

Hawaii GOP Chair Denounces His Own Party’s US House Nominee

July 2016

Monday, July 18

Old Rivals And A Newcomer Compete For Mililani House Seat

June 2016

Thursday, June 16

Hawaii GOP Chair Wants Democratic Senator Removed From The Ballot

May 2016

Wednesday, May 25

4 Vie For Democratic Party Chair

Tuesday, May 24

Hanabusa To Run For Takai’s Seat In Congress?

Saturday, May 21

Hawaii Republicans Unite Behind Donald Trump, But Not Unanimously

Tuesday, May 10

New Political Parties Get Their Shot On Hawaii Ballots This Year

March 2016

Thursday, March 10

‘Shake It Up!’ Why Hawaii Republicans Voted For Donald Trump

Friday, March 4

Hawaii Voters Will Soon Get Their Say On Presidential Races

October 2015

Tuesday, October 13

Sam Slom, the Hawaii Senate’s Dot of Red in a Sea of Blue

Monday, October 12

Podcast: Transcript of the Sam Slom Interview

April 2015

Thursday, April 16

Neal Milner: Should a Democrat Ever Marry a Republican?

January 2015

Wednesday, January 28

Hawaii Needs an Effective Opposition Party

September 2014

Tuesday, September 9

Denby Fawcett: What Makes Cam Cavasso Keep Running for U.S. Senate?

August 2014

Monday, August 25

Chad Blair: Republicans on Parade

Tuesday, August 19

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii GOP Chairwoman Pat Saiki’s Great Challenge

December 2012

Thursday, December 20

Who Wants To Be A U.S. Senator?

August 2012

Thursday, August 23

Almost No Debt for Dems, But GOP Still Owes $66K

May 2012

Saturday, May 26

Abercrombie: ‘There Is A War On Our Basic Values’

Tuesday, May 15

Off The Beat: The Mouse That Roared

Saturday, May 12

Hawaii GOP Hopes the Future Is Theirs

Lingle: United Hawaii GOP Can Win More Seats

March 2012

Wednesday, March 14

Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Headquarters

Tuesday, March 13

Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Lihue, Kauai

Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Waimea, Hawaii

Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Kahului, Maui

Hawaii Victory Gives Romney Something to Cheer About on Santorum’s Night

LIVE BLOG ARCHIVE — Hawaii Republican Caucuses 2012

February 2012

Tuesday, February 28

New Hawaii Political Boundaries Released

October 2011

Tuesday, October 18

Hawaii’s Early 2012 Donors Still Like Obama

September 2011

Tuesday, September 27

Hawaii GOP Racked Up Credit Card, Mailer Debt

Monday, September 26

GOP’s Kaauwai Steps Down Under Pressure

Hawaii GOP In Dire Financial Need

Wednesday, September 21

GOP Hierarchy Demands Kaauwai’s Resignation

May 2011

Thursday, May 19

Hawaii Lawmakers Most Proud of Balancing Budget

Wednesday, May 18

Hawaii GOP: Democrats Outspent Us 3-1 in 2010

Monday, May 16

Civil Beat Told Only Part of GOP Story

November 2010

Monday, November 29

Capitol Watch: Nov. 30

Monday, November 1

Sleaziest Ad Yet?

September 2010

Monday, September 20

The Day After The 2010 Primary In Pictures

Friday, September 3

Are You There GOP? It’s Me, Chad

Wednesday, September 1

Duke, Jonah, Mufi and God