Monumental Dispute: Case, Lingle Tangle Over Papahanaumokuakea


WASHINGTON — During last week’s U.S. Senate primary debate between former Rep. Ed Case and Rep. Mazie Hirono, Case described “the creation of the Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument” as his proudest accomplishment.

But former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle’s campaign says she’s the one to thank for the existence of the historic ocean reserve, and that “Ed Case was simply not involved.”

When Civil Beat asked Case about that claim, he said the Lingle campaign was “either hopelessly confused or spinning like crazy.”

So what exactly is going on here?

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