News & Updates
With Deepest Gratitude
The toughest part of losing is feeling you let your supporters down.
Folks that signwaved and canvassed through rain and shine, phonebanked till their voices were hoarse, contributed what they could and more, missed their chance to attend the Olympics to see us through. Voters who cast their vote because they believed.
We ran a great campaign. Truly a people's campaign. We were and are an 'ohana in every sense of the word, united in a passion for a more open, honest and inclusive government.
Mahalo on Election Day!
If you're not sure where to vote, here's the Polling Place Locator. Absentee mail ballots that weren't mailed can be dropped off at any polling place. Last questions: Hawaii Office of Elections, 453-8683 (O'ahu), (800) 442-8683.
The Courage to Change
Every election in one way or another is a referendum on the status quo versus change.
On whether to continue as things are or seek a better way forward.
Your choice in the Democratic primary tomorrow for our next United States Senator is all of that.
New Ad: “Senate Nomination Within Reach”
Civil Beat's poll yesterday, showing Case 47% - Hirono 46% just days from this Saturday's primary, confirms what we've known for weeks.
We were running even but momentum is ramping up and we have every chance to win.
Primary Election Day Sign Waving
We'll be sign waving across the state on Saturday. If you are not able to make one of these times, please throw on your Case for Senate shirt, pick up your yard sign and join us in sign waving at your home, near your precinct, or wherever you are!
Case 47%, Hirono 46%, Says New Independent Poll
Case 47%, Hirono 46%!
That's the result of a brand new poll by independent Hawai'i news organization Civil Beat.
"Ed Case has the Democratic nomination for U. S. Senate within reach", concluded Civil Beat. "A snapshot taken 10 days before the election shows Case with the narrowest of leads and the momentum ...."
“Reality” vs. “Fantasy”
"All my life in public service I've believed in open, honest, inclusive government."
That's what I said at the close of the only statewide televised debate my opponent agreed to (closing below).
That was my commitment as your Congressman and State Representative. That will be my commitment as your U. S. Senator.
Hirono $769,730, Case $11,500
Our campaign has promised you strong effective leadership for Hawai'i and our country in the Senate over the next generation. Leadership that's honest with you, preserves our values, breaks through the gridlock and makes decisions.
Leadership that gets the job done.
The latest fundraising reports are in. My Democratic opponent remains the choice of the DC insiders.
$769,730 of her money has come from special interest PACs, to only $11,500 for us.
About two-thirds of her money has come from the mainland, while three-quarters of ours is from Hawai'i.
Why does this matter? What does it mean to you?
As the Maui News said in endorsing my candidacy: "We hope Hawaii picks a senator who is going to be part of the solution, not part of the problem".
Throughout our campaign we've asked you to vote for Strong Effective Leadership and Getting The Job Done in the U. S. Senate.
With just eight days left until the August 11th Democratic primary, we ask you to consider the facts.
Our new TV ad, The Facts, recaps what others have said about the differences between my opponent and me that really matter:
-Who's up to the job of United States Senator.
-Who'll help fix DC; who'll be part of the solution, not the problem.
-Who's tough enough to stand up to Linda Lingle.
Veterans Endorse Ed!
I am deeply honored to have been endorsed by Veterans In Politics International.
VIP's mission is to support candidates for public office fully committed to keeping our nation's promise to our veterans and your families.
I was grateful to Dennis Egge, Vietnam veteran and VIP board member (and, among other positions, Hawai'i Chapter President, National Association of Uniformed Services, and Chair, Legislative Committee, O'ahu Veterans Council), for presenting VIP's endorsement personally at my recent West O'ahu Talk Story in Kapolei.
Dennis said: “Ed Case shows genuine concern for our veterans, the military personnel and their families residing in Hawai'i. He has a record of standing by veterans, and we believe he will work diligently to improve the quality of life for them and their families.”
The Difference? Watch This Debate, Before You Vote
Last Thursday, in the only televised statewide debate she agreed to, my opponent said this was your chance to "see the differences" between us.
It was exactly that. The difference between addressing and avoiding the issues, answering and ducking the questions, facing up to challenges and kicking them down the road.
This difference truly matters. In who has the ability and strength to stand up to Linda Lingle in the general, and to get the job done for us all in the U. S. Senate over a generation.
But don't take my word for it. Watch our debate for yourself , before you vote.
Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL
West Hawaii Today Endorses Ed!
Mahalo West Hawai'i!
West Hawaii Today, one of Hawai'i Island's two largest publications, endorsed our primary candidacy today.
"Ed Case is our choice to represent the Democratic Party. Case has over the years impressed us with his independence and ability to move legislation, as well as his more conservative perspective on fiscal issues," said the paper.
Maui News Endorses Ed!
Maui no ka 'oi!
The Maui News, Maui Nui's largest publication, endorsed our primary candidacy today (full endorsement below).
"We think a general election matchup between Case and former Gov. Linda Lingle would give Hawaii an excellent choice to succeed retiring Sen. Daniel Akaka," said the News.
The News recognized my statement that "we must stop fighting and start fixing"
Debate Night; Dueling Polls; What Matters
Tonight, my Democratic opponent and I meet in the only major statewide televised debate she agreed to. We ask you to tune in to the Hawaii News Now stations from 6:30PM to 8PM or watch the livestream at www.hawaiinewsnow.com.
With just 16 days to primary election day, three recent polls show us virtually tied with Hirono and doing far better than her against Lingle in the general. These results match the statewide momentum we feel in our tremendous grassroots campaign as voters really think through their primary election choice.