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July 2, 2015

Hawaii: EMILY’s List on the Air in 2nd District Primary

Honolulu City Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard is getting more air support from outside groups in her Democratic primary bid for the open 2nd district.

EMILY’s List, which helps elect Democratic women who support abortion rights, launched a “significant six-figure buy” on Monday for an ad running through Aug. 6, a spokeswoman said. The Honolulu Civil Beat first reported the news.

“Accomplished leader, decorated veteran — Tulsi Gabbard for Congress,”an announcer says in the closing of the ad. has already spent about $240,000 for TV advertising on Gabbard’s behalf.

Her top opponent in the Aug. 11 Democratic primary is Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, who was endorsed over the weekend by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Other candidates in the race include former state Rep. Bob Marx and former longtime Congressional aide Esther Kiaaina.

Comments (3)

  1. Anonymous

    July 24, 2012
    10:17 p.m.

    It seems Emily did not do her homework. See what Nadine found scary about Tulsi Gabbard when she did the proper research:

  2. Anonymous

    July 26, 2012
    6:52 p.m.

    Emily and the Democratic party will be shamed when the truth is known about Tulsi Gabbard.
    She is a life-long member of Science of Identity, a weird cult who worship Chris Butler – an uneducated anti-Christian, anti-gay, hate monger. Women is this cult are oppressed and Butler arranges their marriages.
    Google Tulsi Gabbard Chris Butler

  3. Anonymous

    July 31, 2012
    3:09 p.m.

    What kind of feminist agrees to a forced marriage with another member of a kooky cult?,4453,111569#msg-111569

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