Chop Suey: House vs. Senate; Deficits; Rs & Ds; Blue Dogs; Ethnic/Local Politics; More

Audrey and Ed Case
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Audrey and Ed Case

BY ED CASE – Audrey and I are fiercely proud of our Big Island heritage, mine born and raised in Hilo and hers with her mom’s Kona Mauka Hirata family. So for us hitting the statewide campaign trail again is literally going home.


I just did a radio interview from Waimea with Sherry Bracken of Island Issues (, airing weekly on LAVA 105.3FM and KKOA 107.7FM. And although we covered Big Island matters, we spent a lot of our time discussing the big picture of state and national government and politics.

Here are just a few of Sherry’s questions:

-How have you and Audrey spent your time since coming home from Congress in ’07?

-What’s the difference between a U. S. Congressmember and a U. S. Senator?

-How will you stay in touch with the Big Island and the rest of Hawai‘i as a U. S. Senator?

-What’s the role of government?

-How’d we get into this budget mess and can we get out?

-What’s the future of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security?

-What’s the difference between Rs and Ds in Washington and how do we escape extreme polarization?

-What’s a Blue Dog Democrat?

-What are your basic beliefs and values?

-How do we address ethnic and local politics?

-What was the last book you read?

-What lies ahead on the Senate campaign trail?

I hope you’ll listen in at Ed Case on Island Issues and let me know what you think by reply or here. And, if you like what you hear, please forward this email to your friends and family, and help us along with a contribution and by joining our ‘ohana.