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Mazie Hirono: US Chamber of Commerce does not reflect business community

Linga Lingle's campaign manager criticized Democrat Mazie Hirono for criticizing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsement this week of the Republican candidate. Excerpt from Lingle's press release: "Mazie's team called the organization 'a powerful right-wing mainland special interest group.' This charge is disingenuous and even laughable coming from Mazie, considering just a few months ago she proudly touted to the people of Hawaii that the Visit USA Act which she co-sponsored was backed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce."

Hirono's campaign issued this statement in response: "We welcome the debate over who is best positioned to work with President Obama, help grow our economy, and create jobs. It is clear that the US Chamber of Commerce does not reflect the entire business community here in Hawaii."

Source: Civil Beat on 2012 Hawaii Senate debate May 10, 2012

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