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No Republican National Convention for Lingle

·By civilbeat

There’s nationwide focus on former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle‘s Senate candidacy, and Lingle — like other leading U.S. Senate candidates in Hawaii — has done her fair share of campaigning on the mainland.

But she’s skipping the Republican National Convention in Florida on Aug. 27. A campaign spokesman told DC808 that Lingle will be “at home campaigning at that time.”

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has made Lingle’s 2008 appearance at the Republican National Convention a major theme in its criticisms of Lingle. The former governor is running on a platform of