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Sam Slom, the Hawaii Senate’s Dot of Red in a Sea of Blue Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sam Slom, the Hawaii Senate’s Dot of Red in a Sea of Blue

The state’s only Republican senator jokes about how he can “caucus with myself,” but he has serious views on making the GOP relevant here.

Podcast: Transcript of the Sam Slom Interview

Outnumbered 24-1, Hawaii’s lone Republican state senator talks about what it would take to make the GOP more relevant in the islands.

Neal Milner: Should a Democrat Ever Marry a Republican? Stephen Shepard/Flickr.com

Neal Milner: Should a Democrat Ever Marry a Republican?

Party identification has increasingly become a significant way that people assess character.

Hawaii Needs an Effective Opposition Party

Hawaii Needs an Effective Opposition Party

Republicans need a new strategy — and soon — if they’re going to be the balancing political voice this state sorely needs.

Denby Fawcett: What Makes Cam Cavasso Keep Running for U.S. Senate? Courtesy: Hawaii Republican Party

Denby Fawcett: What Makes Cam Cavasso Keep Running for U.S. Senate?

I’ve been curious why the relatively unknown Hawaii Republican keeps at it when many of his proposals fall on deaf ears and he struggles to raise money.

Chad Blair: Republicans on Parade Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Republicans on Parade

Hawaii’s longtime minority party believes 2014 could be the year of change. Really!

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii GOP Chairwoman Pat Saiki’s Great Challenge Hawaii Republican Party

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii GOP Chairwoman Pat Saiki’s Great Challenge

The fifth grade girls were sassy to Miss Fukuda, as she was known then, because we hated P.E.

Who Wants To Be A U.S. Senator?

Who Wants To Be A U.S. Senator?

UPDATED 12/24/12 2 p.m. A whole bunch of Hawaii Democrats, that's who. Civil Beat handicaps the appointment of Inouye's successor.
Almost No Debt for Dems, But GOP Still Owes $66K

Almost No Debt for Dems, But GOP Still Owes $66K

Hawaii’s Democratic and Republican parties are in much better fiscal shape compared to last year.
Abercrombie: ‘There Is A War On Our Basic Values’

Abercrombie: ‘There Is A War On Our Basic Values’

Governor fires up Hawaii Democrats, demands all CD2 candidates participate in convention forum.
Off The Beat: The Mouse That Roared

Off The Beat: The Mouse That Roared

Tiny Molokai will work for big change.
Hawaii GOP Hopes the Future Is Theirs

Hawaii GOP Hopes the Future Is Theirs

Led by young Republicans, Lingle and Djou, minority party eyes electoral success.
Lingle: United Hawaii GOP Can Win More Seats

Lingle: United Hawaii GOP Can Win More Seats

U.S. Senate candidate reiterates need for "balanced, two-party system."
Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Headquarters

Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Headquarters

UPDATED Turnout of more than 10,000 led to ballot shortages in some precincts.
Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Lihue, Kauai

Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Lihue, Kauai

The under-40 crowd was noticeably absent from the Kauai GOP caucuses.

October 2015

Tuesday, October 13

Sam Slom, the Hawaii Senate’s Dot of Red in a Sea of Blue

Monday, October 12

Podcast: Transcript of the Sam Slom Interview

April 2015

Thursday, April 16

Neal Milner: Should a Democrat Ever Marry a Republican?

January 2015

Wednesday, January 28

Hawaii Needs an Effective Opposition Party

September 2014

Tuesday, September 9

Denby Fawcett: What Makes Cam Cavasso Keep Running for U.S. Senate?

August 2014

Monday, August 25

Chad Blair: Republicans on Parade

Tuesday, August 19

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii GOP Chairwoman Pat Saiki’s Great Challenge

December 2012

Thursday, December 20

Who Wants To Be A U.S. Senator?

August 2012

Thursday, August 23

Almost No Debt for Dems, But GOP Still Owes $66K

May 2012

Saturday, May 26

Abercrombie: ‘There Is A War On Our Basic Values’

Tuesday, May 15

Off The Beat: The Mouse That Roared

Saturday, May 12

Hawaii GOP Hopes the Future Is Theirs

Lingle: United Hawaii GOP Can Win More Seats

March 2012

Wednesday, March 14

Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Headquarters

Tuesday, March 13

Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Lihue, Kauai

Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Waimea, Hawaii

Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Kahului, Maui

Hawaii Victory Gives Romney Something to Cheer About on Santorum’s Night

LIVE BLOG ARCHIVE — Hawaii Republican Caucuses 2012

February 2012

Tuesday, February 28

New Hawaii Political Boundaries Released

October 2011

Tuesday, October 18

Hawaii’s Early 2012 Donors Still Like Obama

September 2011

Tuesday, September 27

Hawaii GOP Racked Up Credit Card, Mailer Debt

Monday, September 26

GOP’s Kaauwai Steps Down Under Pressure

Hawaii GOP In Dire Financial Need

Wednesday, September 21

GOP Hierarchy Demands Kaauwai’s Resignation

May 2011

Thursday, May 19

Hawaii Lawmakers Most Proud of Balancing Budget

Wednesday, May 18

Hawaii GOP: Democrats Outspent Us 3-1 in 2010

Monday, May 16

Civil Beat Told Only Part of GOP Story

November 2010

Monday, November 29

Capitol Watch: Nov. 30

Monday, November 1

Sleaziest Ad Yet?

September 2010

Monday, September 20

The Day After The 2010 Primary In Pictures

Friday, September 3

Are You There GOP? It’s Me, Chad

Wednesday, September 1

Duke, Jonah, Mufi and God