Gingrich told about 75 Republican Party contributors at the Aston Wailea Resort that Hawaii is ripe for a Republican congressman.
"When I've talked with folks on Maui this past week, no one seems to think they're undertaxed or that the Internal Revenue Service is that good a deal," Gingrich said during a news conference at the resort.
Gingrich praised Swindle's patriotism - he's a Vietnam veteran and was held captive - and his Republican Party loyalty that falls in line with the Bob Dole platform for lower taxes, harsher drug laws and higher wages.
Getting more prison space should be a common goal for both, he says.
"It's a fallacy to think that the prosecuting attorney can cause the crime rate to drop," Kaneshiro said. "There's a lot of factors involved.
"You can have all the police on the streets, all the prosecutors prosecuting cases and getting convictions, all the judges sentencing criminals to prison, but if you don't have enough prison space, it's not going to make an impact on the crime rate."
As the Department of Veterans Affairs offered information on benefits, portable tables featured a spread of sandwiches, fruits, vegetables and cookies.
Shirts, towels, socks and blankets also went to the needy.
The program geared toward helping the homeless has been held at the downtown site for the past seven years. It relies on private donations.
Sharon Black, director of the Kau Kau Wagon, said about 150 people showed up yesterday.
Damage was put at $95,000 to the building, $60,000 to the contents. The cause is under investigation.
Businesses downstairs were not damaged.
Billy Paxton Moore of Kapiolani Boulevard was allegedly attempting to shoplift cans of food at Foodland Ala Moana at 5:15 p.m. Friday when a store employee tried to stop him.
Police said Moore ran from the store and into the arms of a guard.
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