2014 Independent Campaign Ads

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In accordance with the People's Pledge, this is a listing of "independent" campaign ads placed by outside groups -- regardless of party affiliation or philosophy.  This grid only lists ads that support/oppose candidates, not issues.

Date Ad Reported Description of Ad Candidate(s) Supported Candidate(s) Opposed Who Paid for the Ad? Where can the Ad be found?
9/15/2014 Criticizes Democrat David Ige by linking him with Neil Abercrombie and tries to boost Republican Duke Aiona Duke Aiona David Ige Republican Governors Association T.V.

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Abercrombie calls Ige "a good partner." The price of paradise has spiraled out of control. Hawaii is the worst place to make a living. Duke Aiona will strengthen our economy, create new jobs, make Hawaii affordable.  Duke Aiona  David Ige American Comeback Committee Hawaii PAC T.V.
9/24/2014
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10/1/2014
David Ige is a leader in support of education, fiscal responsibility, and a strong middle class. David Ige None Hawaii Forward (A PAC supported by the Democratic Governors Association) T.V.

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David Ige led the way for $800 million in higher taxes and fees, and wanted to raise excise taxes 25 percent, $600 million. The cost of living is too high. Duke Aiona has a plan to keep the American dream alive. Duke Aiona David Ige American Comeback Committee Hawaii PAC T.V.
10/3/2014 Mailer stating that Hawaii's economy is week and cost of living is out of control. Advocates that Aiona will control cost of living and improve economy by making Hawaii business-friendly Duke Aiona None American Comeback Committee Hawaii PAC Print (Mail)
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"The real Duke Aiona is troubling ... Outlawing abortion is the national Republican agenda. ... Republican Aiona believes we should outlaw abortion ... Ige will always protect our right to choose." David Ige Duke Aiona Hawaii Forward T.V.
10/4/2014
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"With Neil Abercrombie's support, David Ige cosponsored the law that created the Hawaii Health Insurance Exchange. And it's been called the worst in the country." A headline reads "Feds: Hawaii Health Connector Clients at 'high risk' for identity theft." "David Ige is too much like Neil Abercrombie. And Hawaii families just can't afford more of the same." No other candidates are mentioned. None David Ige American Comeback Committee Hawaii PAC T.V.
10/9/2014 Mailer with headline "Attorney: Richard Creagan House District 5 appointment rigged". David Bateman Richard Creagan Hawaii Voter Information Project Print (Mail)
10/9/2014 Mailer with headline: "A Backdoor Candidate for Senate District 12?"  Has negative quotes from bills, media and other sources about Brickwood Galuteria. None Brickwood Galuteria Hawaii Voter Information Project Print (Mail)
10/9/2014 Mailer with headline: "Waikiki Deserves Better" Has negative quotes from media and other sources about Tom Brower. None Tom Brower Hawaii Voter Information Project Print (Mail)
10/9/2014 Multiple mailers sent to Maui residents in support of Ka'ala Buenconsejo and against Elle Cochran for Maui County Council's West Maui seat. Ka'ala Buenconsejo Elle Cochran Forward Progress and
Maui Timeshare Ohana PAC
Print (Mail)
10/7/2014
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10/17/2014
Mark Takai, New leadership for Hawaii. Mark had fought to give our veterans the care they deserve and Takai brought millions of dollars in education to Hawaii and will fight to make sure women get equal pay for equal work. On November 4th we can send Mark Takai to congress and show Washington D.C. Hawaii knows what service is all about. Mark Takai None Vote Vets Action Fund T.V.
10/7/2014
10/8/2014
Growing up in Hawaii Mufi Hanneman learned the importance of hard work and sacrifice. These lessons tell us the kind of leader he's become. That's why when he travels throughout the islands he identifies with the concerns of working families -Can I pay my bills? -Can we afford to retire? -Do our kids have a future in Hawaii? Mufi Hanneman has never forgotten where he came from. Mufi Hanneman None Hawaii Independent Party T.V.
10/14/2014 Mailer: "Burning through our money" theme. "David Ige's tax increases are burning away even more of our hard-earned money" then lists Ige's votes as State Senator, for three different tax increases. Asks voters to "vote early and vote against David Ige" None David Ige American Comeback Committee Hawaii PAC Print (Mail)
10/14/2014
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TV commercial reminding voters that the "Lingle/Aiona" administration implemented Furlough Fridays, and that parents who protested against it were threatened with arrest. David Ige Duke Aiona National Education Association (NEA) Advocacy Fund T.V.
10/15/2014 Printed mailer with (un)affordable living theme. "It's hard enough to afford living in Hawaii...so why is David Ige taking away more of our hard-earned money?" Lists tax-increases that David Ige voted on while a state senator. None David Ige American Comeback Committee Hawaii PAC Print (Mail)
10/15/2014
10/16/2014
Radio ad that talks about business interests and politics being intertwined. Gives the example of Hanneman's and Ige's support of the rail project, a project that is over budget. Says Hanneman and Ige can't be trusted.   David Ige, Mufi Hanneman American Comeback Committee Hawaii PAC Radio
10/14/2014
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10/20/2014
"It's an epic disaster. The politicians like Neil Abercrombie and David Ige created the Hawaii Health Exchange that's been called the worst in the country. Now we learn about other health care problems, our kupunas' Medicare rising ... failing public hospitals because David Ige and Neil Abercrombie failed to protect Hawaii's most important resources, our families." None David Ige American Comeback Committee Hawaii PAC T.V.
10/18/2014 Mailer: "Even with our high cost of living, David Ige voted to raise our taxes". Lists three tax-related bills that David Ige voted in favor of. Also includes "Another Fact: A property Ige co-owns as charged hundreds of dollars for failing to pay its taxes on time". Finishes with "David Ige's high taxes make living here even harder." None David Ige American Comeback Committee Hawaii PAC Print (mail)
10/20/2014
10/21/2014
Mailer, with name tag design: "Republican Duke Aiona has extreme views on women's health issues.  He would outlaw abortion, even in cases of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is at risk. Duke will even let employers with ideological agendas deny women coverage for basic health care, like birth control" None Duke Aiona Hawaii Forward Print (mail)
10/20/2014
10/21/2014
Mailer: "Republican Duke Aiona wants to make deeply personal health care decisions for every woman in Hawaii. Republican Duke Aiona has extreme views on women's health issues.  He would outlaw abortion, even in cases of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is at risk. Duke will even let employers with ideological agendas deny women coverage for basic health care, like birth control" None Duke Aiona Hawaii Forward Print (mail)
10/21/2014
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The closer you look the more you will see whose side Republican Duke Aiona is on.
Aiona and Linda Lingle implemented furlough fridays which hurt students and families; he sides with the national Republican Party agenda;  he believes abortions should be outlawed in cases of rape or incest, even when health of mother at risk, Republican Duke Aiona is not on our side
None Duke Aiona Hawaii Forward T.V.
10/21/2014 Flyer:  "David Ige knows job creation and a stronger middle class depend on government living within its means". Gives background and talking points that emphasize David Ige's humble background and his priorities that showcase fiscal conservatism. David Ige None Hawaii Forward Print (flyer)
10/22/2014 Flyer: If you vote for Elle Cochran, food prices will go sky high.   Elle Cochran Forward Progress Print (flyer)
10/23/2014 Mailer: "If Republican Duke Aiona succeeds and bans abortion in Hawaii....a woman couldn't just drive to a neighboring state." Compares Duke Aiona's "extreme views on women's health issues" saying "Republican Duke Aiona: Interfering our personal decisions" with David Ige, stating "As governor, Democrat David Ige will protect a woman's right to a safe, legal abortion." David Ige Duke Aiona Hawaii Forward Print (mailer)
10/24/2014
11/3/2014
As one Ohana, let's shape our future, let's care for our families, let's take pride in our heritage. Let's believe in openness and honesty. Let's be grateful to live in Hawaii. Let's always do what's right for our keiki. Let's elect leaders who share our dreams. David and Shan. Democrats for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. David Ige & Shan Tsutsui None Workers for a Better Hawaii T.V.
10/24/2014
10/26/2014
Because of politicians like David Ige, the cost of living is out of control. David Ige admits to trying to cut into our kupunas' pensions. David Ige's options included a tax increase on pensions, breaking the sacred promise made to Hawaii's working families. We just can't trust David Ige. He's the wrong choice for Hawaii. None David Ige American Comeback Committee Hawaii PAC T.V.
10/24/2014 Mailer: "Fukunaga received thousands of dollars from developers & corporations" and "How will Fukunaga weigh your interests?" Includes table of campaign contributions and an image of a scale, with one side named "The People's Interests" and the other side named "Big Money Interests". The scale is tipped heavier on the "Big Money Interests" side. None Carol Fukunaga Aikea UNITE HERE Print (mailer)
10/24/2014 Bi-fold mailer: Theme "Draining school funding leaves our kids with a lot less." Side 1: "As Linda Lingle's lieutenant governor, Republican Duke Aiona recklessly cut $100 million from our public schools" Side 2: "In the state legislature, Democrat David Ige led efforts to put more resources into our schools and to improve classroom instruction." Includes a list of points under each respective statement supporting their claims. David Ige Duke Aiona Hawaii Forward Print (mail)
10/25/2014
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11/3/2014
Mark Takai has spent more than a decade trying to raise taxes on just about everything – taxes on groceries, income,  pensions ... So how can he reduce our cost of living? Mark Takai + taxes = A Hawaii we can't afford. None Mark Takai American Action Network T.V.
10/25/2014 Blog ad: "Vote Sylvia Luke for State Representative, District 25" Sylvia Luke None National Association of REALTORS Fund Internet
10/27/2014 Mailer: Theme - "Mark Takai has made living in paradise even more expensive" and "Mark Takai can't cover over the fact that he's made living in Hawaii a lot more expensive with tax increases and a personal pay raise." Lists Takai's votes which resulted in higher taxes. None Mark Takai American Action Network Print (mail)
10/27/2014 Bi-fold mailer: theme - "in the Lingle-Aiona Administration, Hawaii's schools were ranked near the very bottom". One side of the mailer states "As Linda Lingle's Lieutenant Governor, Republican Duke Aiona recklessly cut $100 million from our public schools, making Hawaii's schools ranked 47th in the country." on the opposite side of the mailer, there is "Democrat David Ige has been an unflinching advocate for our schools. He led the fight to put more resources into our schools to improve classroom instruction." David Ige Duke Aiona Hawaii Forward Print (mail)
10/27/2014 Two-page mailer: "Duke Aiona wants to make health care decisions for every woman in Hawaii". Left side of mailer: "Republican Duke Aiona has extreme views on women's health issues. He would outlaw abortion, even in cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at risk." and lists various comments supporting this. Right side of mailer: "As governor, Democrat David Ige will protect a woman's right to safe, legal abortion" and includes a statement saying he understands importance of women's health care. David Ige Duke Aiona Hawaii Forward Print (mail)
10/27/2014
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11/3/2014
For nearly 30 years David Ige has been a member of Hawaii’ s political system – a system that gave us a growing homeless population, higher taxes and fees, one of the worst State debts… Hawaii deserves better than David Ige’s failed leadership None David Ige American Comeback Committee Hawaii PAC T.V.
10/27/2014
11/3/2014
Charles Djou says he’s independent yet he votes with Republican leaders nearly 90% of the time. He says he’s fiscally responsible but he wants to extend tax cuts to the richest 2% of the nation. He says he supports education yet voted against federal funds to hire more teachers. So with Charles Djou which Charles are you really getting?  Vote Mark Takai a leader we can trust. Mark Takai Charles Djou Working Families for Hawaii T.V.
10/28/2014 Two-page mailer. Theme: "The Lingle-Aiona administration kept cutting school funding until....Hawaii's schools were ranked 47th in the country. Left side of mailer included "Republican Duke Aiona: He'll cut school funding again if we give him the chance." Right side of mailer included: "in the state legislature, Democrat David Ige led efforts to put more resources into our schools and to improve classroom instruction." David Ige Duke Aiona Hawaii Forward Print (mail)
10/29/2014 Mailer: "Republican Duke Aiona: He'll take our schools backwards" and "Democrat David Ige: A governor who'll look out for our keiki". Includes statements supporting each claim. David Ige Duke Aiona Hawaii Forward Print (mail)
10/29/2014 Mailer: theme "Innovating to energize Hawaii's Future". Includes "On the City Council, Carol Fukunaga is promoting creativity and technological innovation to grow our local economy" then lists how Carol Fukunaga will help build Honolulu's future. Carol Fukunaga None Forward Progress Print (mail)
10/29/2014 Mailer: Theme "David Ige is already creating tomorrow's good-paying jobs". Lists "Skills for good-paying jobs; New agricultural technology to produce more local food; the best opportunities in the pacific region" and claims on how David Ige supported each of these. David Ige None UHPA (only acronym is listed) Print (mail)
10/29/2014 Mailer: Front: "Mark Takai voted to pay himself more while taking away more of our money! This is what's wrong with politicians today, and this type of political greed must stop!" Back includes statements on how Takai voted to raise taxes while also voting for a pay increase for himself. None Mark Takai American Action Network Print (mail)
10/30/2014 Mailer: Front: Quote from a teacher from Lunalio Elementary about not forgetting Furlough Fridays. "As Linda Lingle's Lieutenant Governor Republican Duke Aiona recklessly cut $100 million from our public schools and implemented furlough Fridays.  Republican Duke Aiona: he'll take our schools backwards".  Next to blurb about Aiona, "In the state legislature, Democrat David Ige led the fight as the Education Chairman to put more resources into our schools and to improve classroom instruction...Democrat Dvid Ige: A governor who'll look out for our keiki" David Ige Duke Aiona Hawaii Forward Print (mail)
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It's become so clear Duke Aiona just isn't the governor HI needs. As Linda Lingle's lieutenant governor ... the Furlough Friday that hurt our keiki and working families. And unemployment is 78% higher than when Aiona took office. No wonder the Star-Advertiser endorses democrat David Ige for governor, praising Ige as measured, intelligent and detail-oriented, touting Ige's plan to grow HI's economy without raising taxes. David Ige Duke Aiona Hawaii Forward T.V.
10/31/2014 Mailer: Front: quote ffrom Roosevelt High teacher about how Furlough Fridays and $100 million cut from schools was what the Lingle-Aiona administration beleived was right. Back: Half: "As Linda Ling'e Lieutenant Governor, Republican Duke Aiona recklessly cut $100 million from our public schools and implemented Furlough Fridays. Hawaii's Schools were 47th in the country because of Aiona's reckless policies... He'll take our schools backwards"  Other half: "In the state legislature, Democrat David Ige led the fight as the Education Chairman to put more resources into our schools and to improve classroom instruction...a proven leader with the right priorities." David Ige Duke Aiona Hawaii Forward Print (mail)
11/2/2014 Ad on website: "Sylvia Luke standing up for Hawaii homeowners in the State House" Sylvia Luke None National Association of REALTORS Fund Internet
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Ad on website: "Vote Sylvia Luke for State Representative, District 25". Sylvia Luke None National Association of REALTORS Fund Internet


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