Capitol Watch

More Back-and Forth Between Lingle, Hirono

·By civilbeat

Mazie Hirono‘s U.S. Senate campaign has been making hay over a Linda Lingle campaign ad which Hirono’s folks argue violates federal election law.

Excerpt from a press release Thursday (Aug. 16):

Here are the facts: Lingle’s advertisement didn’t comply with the “Stand By Your Ad” requirement, which maintains that TV commercials paid for by candidates for federal office must include the candidate stating that they “approved this message” and have that statement accompanied by a clearly identifiable picture or image of him- or herself (the candidate’s picture/image must take up “at least