HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Former US Representative Ed Case, Honolulu City Councilmember Charles Djou and Hawaii Senate President Colleen Hanabusa faced off in a televised debate last Monday night on Hawaii News Now. You can watch the entire debate here again. We've broken it down to the following segments:
The introductions: A quick profile of each candidate, the candidates are introduced, the panel is introduced and finally moderator Tannya Joaquin explains the rules.
Opening statements: 90 second introductory speeches by Ed Case, Colleen Hanabusa and Charles Djou.
Round one: the candidates discuss the Akaka Bill, historic preservation, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, education, tax cuts. Concludes with remarks from Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann.
The lightning round: Emcee Keahi Tucker fires off quick questions to the candidates, some fun and some serious.
Round two: issues include native Hawaiian education, native Hawaiian federal recognition, military service and the abbreviated congressional term. Concludes with comments from Lieutenant Governor James "Duke" Aiona.
Round three: Begins with a short interview of Governor Linda Lingle. The candidates discuss ceded lands, the environment, small business, pay raises for elected officials and Social Security reform.
Closing remarks from all three candidates.