Hawaii's Largest Statewide Newspaper Endorses Hirono over Lingle in Hawaii's U.S. Senate Race
HONOLULU, HI – Today, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawaii's largest statewide newspaper, announced its endorsement of Mazie Hirono's candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Daniel K. Akaka.
In endorsing Hirono, the Star-Advertiser stated, "Hirono has been a consistent advocate for government actions and policies that serve Hawaii…. She has not wavered in her commitment on several issues critical to national interests as well as those specific to Hawaii.... Middle-class voters in Hawaii can support her and know where she stands. Judging by her past history on the Hill, she stands with them."
After learning of Star-Advertiser's decision, Hirono said, "I am grateful to have the Star-Advertiser endorse our campaign. This campaign is about making sure that Hawaii's next Senator shares Hawaii's values and will be a strong voice for those values and priorities, working alongside Senator Inouye in the U.S. Senate. While this endorsement is appreciated, the campaign is far from over. We have 9 days left in this campaign - I am not taking anything for granted and there is a lot of hard work to do. I will continue to make my case to the people of Hawaii and emphasize how critical it is for everyone to get out and vote."
Below is the full Star-Advertiser editorial that printed in today's paper.