Republicans kick off the state GOP convention in KaneoheUPDATED 7:13 PM HST May 17, 2014Video Transcript
Island Republicans gathered today for their party convention to put their political game plan in place for the upcoming election. KITV 4's Paul Drewes reports. 15-24 32-39 58-107 125-134 nat of candidates parading with people cheering 32:26 Republicans are excited about this year's election. As hundreds of supporters cheered, GOP candidates for state and national office paraded through the packed ballroom - each on a mission. duke@24:00-24:07 "today is the day that our children will thank us because set forth to create a legacy for future generations, but before we can create the Hawaii of tomorrow we must focus on the now. " Former Lt. Governor Duke Aiona was not the only prominent republican called to motivate the party. Saiki@9:48-10:05 "we want liberty, we want limited government... Fiscal accountability, and equality of opportunity that's the mantra" Former Congresswoman Pat Saiki, now the party chair, re-enforced the old republican ideals then outlined new ideas and ways to reach more voters. standup@35:40 "the theme song at this year's convention is taking care of business, but to do that republicans say they are going to heading back to the basics." These supporters are starting up a serious voter registration drive. They aim to get an additional 55,000 voters by October. Potential future leaders will also get the help of Hawaii's past Republican leaders - who will share the lessons they learned about elections and voters. djou@17:32-17:55 "too much of politics today is based on political optics, trying to score quick cheap political points. Not focusing whats really troubling average citizens in the country. nat of candidates Republicans, fired up at this convention, hope their enthusiasm will reach voters and makes a difference at the polls. In Kaneohe, Paul Drewes KITV 4 news.