The Democratic primary might still be six weeks away, but former Rep. Ed Case (D) and former Gov. Linda Lingle (R) have already scheduled a general election debate.
The only thing stopping the two from debating on Aug. 15 is Rep. Mazie Hirono, who is challenging Case for their party’s nomination and is backed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in the Aug. 11 primary.
According to a release from Case, the Maui Chamber of Commerce is hosting the business-focused debate and has invited the primary winners. Case said he looks forward “to many real debates with Linda throughout the general,” should he make it there.
Meanwhile, a fundraising appeal from Hirono cites Lingle’s “vanity TV channel” and asks supporters to help match the $30,000 Lingle will spend on it over the next six weeks.