“My personal journey started as a little girl in Japan where my mother endured an abusive husband until she bravely escaped him and brought my brother and me to America and Hawaii. Those early years were tough. She raised three children by herself. As a single mother she held low paying jobs with no job security, and no health care. Growing up my greatest fear was that my mother would get sick and not be able to work. We were living paycheck to paycheck the way too many of our families are living today. I understand what families are facing. That’s why I am so focused on getting our economy back on track and creating jobs for our people. My mother showed me to be strong and never give up fighting for Hawaii’s people and my record shows it.”
After Case agreed to participate in some one dozen joint forums and debates with Hirono, she’s agreed to show up at just five, and won’t be in any major network television debates on Hawaii’s major news outlets.