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FRAUD ALERT: Delegates Not Told That HRP Is Delinquent In Rent

THEY LIED ABOUT PARTY FINANCES TO GET ELECTED: While Hawaii GOP Delegates Voted, Team Dalhouse Campaign Fraudulently Assured Everyone that PLENTY of Money was Sitting in the Party’s Bank Accounts . . . but RINO’s Stopped Paying the Bills, They are Flat-Ass Broke and The Deadbeat GOP HQ Might Soon Be Evicted



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THE BIG QUESTION:   Did the Team Dalhouse campaign to install wannabe party officers KNOWINGLY LIE TO PARTY MEMBERS ABOUT PARTY FINANCES to get elected at the May 2023 Hawaii GOP Convention and the subsequent runoff election?  HIRA News has your exclusive answer to this and other burning questions.

Those who attended the rigged state convention on the Big Island in May distinctly recall HRP treasurer Steve Holck leaving the clear impression that the state party had tens of thousands of dollars in its bank accounts and that HRP was a picture of healthy finances.  Nothing to worry about, only to celebrate.  Well, Holck was not telling the truth.  He noticeably spent more time helping the Team Dalhouse slate promote its candidates and by helping them to pull a huge con (known as a ‘bait and switch’) by omitting the stark realities of the party’s dire financial situation.  Even after the state convention, Holck and the rest of the Team Dalhouse campaign kept Republicans (especially voting delegates) in the dark during the ensuing ‘runoff elections’

The reality is that the Hawaii GOP stopped paying its bills months ago and the state party is officially broke and delinquent in paying its rent for its rarely utilized headquarters.  The RINOs in charge finally (and unsurprisingly) ran the state GOP into the ground.

Don’t believe it?  Read on . . .

After spending months conning party members about the financial health of the Hawai’i GOP under the control of RINOs, it turns out that party leaders swindled convention delegates with a rosy and completely phony financial picture which imploded over the past 24 hours.

Here’s the inside scoop . . .

Thanks to anonymous sources at the Oahu League of RINO Women and the Hawaii GOP – the co-owners of the poorly located, overpriced, and largely unutilized waste of space at Suite C105 of the Imperial Plaza which masquerades as the ‘headquarters’ for the Hawaii Republican Party (HRP) – HIRA News has learned that the Board of Directors of the Imperial Plaza has hired lawyers to sue the Hawaii GOP for more than $9,000 in unpaid fees, utility costs, and various assessments due from the delinquent state party to the building owners.

It seems that high-ranking RINO party leaders like Lynn FinneganDiamond GarciaTom Dilhouse and Steve Holck haven’t been paying the bills.  It’s also clear that state convention delegates and party members and even the governing State Committee of the party were kept completely in the dark by HRP’s executive committee and the Team Dalhouse campaign about the party’s MASSIVE financial problems.  Indeed, these top party officials and their hand-picked successors were perfectly content to let state treasurer Steve Holck mislead delegates last month into believing there were tens of thousands of dollars in the party’s bank accounts.

Alas, there is barely $3,000 left.  Fully $6,000 short of preventing the lawsuit which could lead to the eviction of the party, not to mention putting the party’s already shortchanged donors on the hook for legal fees and related costs.  And HRP needs thousands more dollars on top of that to pay its current bills DUE TODAY and to continue making its monthly rent payments so HRP can provide the bloodsucking Oahu League of RINO Women with a free office in perpetuity (aka FOREVER).

Don’t believe us?  Here’s the letter from two days ago which authorizes legal action against HRP for the delinquency.  Read it for yourself . . .


June 28, 2023TO:  Republican Party of Hawaii

725 Kapiolani Blvd. #C105
Honolulu, HI 96813Dear Owner:

We have not received a response to our prior notices concerning your delinquent account.  Accordingly, the Board of Directors has authorized legal action against your unit to collect the amounts listed above.  ($9,073.54)

Note:  These figures do not include amounts becoming due on the first of next month.  (July 1, 2023)

We are forwarding a copy of this letter to the Association’s attorney to proceed with legal action.  The Association will hold you responsible for payment of all attorney fees and costs incurred in this matter.

For the Board of Directors,
Jane Najera, Accountant
Imperial Plaza c/o Hawaiiana Management Company, Ltd.


As if the terrible management of the Hawaii GOP wasn’t bad enough, we have arrived yet again at the point where “saving the headquarters” is fast becoming the central issue which yet again will trump REAL issues on which HRP should be providing leadership (but isn’t); like exposing Democrats, advocating our values and solutions, registering voters, organizing a ground game, recruiting REAL Republicans as candidates, and beating Democrats at the early voting ballot harvesting game.

So, prepare yourself for another round of endless “Save our Headquarters” shibai, as if a room on Kapiolani Blvd. which sits empty and unutilized for 98% of the year (after year) has anything to do with whether or why Democrats keep winning.  Fundraising for this albatross is like asking taxpayers for even more money to build rail transit.  At this point, we all know better.  We know we’ve been played.  Any fair reading of the TRULY STUPID contract between HRP and the Oahu League exposes party leaders as idiots and the blue-haired RINO women as deadbeats.

The blue-haired RINO ladies of the Oahu League have been using their status as co-owners of ‘the headquarters’ to control and destroy the Hawaii GOP from within for several decades now.  The Oahu League’s handpicked puppets (from Shirlene Ostrov to Signe Godfrey to Lynn Finnegan to Diamond Garcia to Tom Dilhouse) have ALWAYS put the freeloaders at the Oahu League and its precious ‘headquarters’ ahead of taking on the Democrats using 21st Century political tactics and strategies.  And these RINOs have never stopped making sure that the only kind of candidates getting targeted for real support are ‘community celebrities’ who are indistinguishable from Democrats except for maybe one wedge issue, such as Bob McDermott’s endless crusade for the anus, which never interfered with McDonut’s voting like a Democrat again and again.  [Yet McDermott pummeled the new state chair Tim Dalhouse during their contested 2022 primary election for US Senate, with McDermott spending ZERO dollars on his race while Dalhouse wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars to be humiliated into demonstrating his lack of ability to win an election honestly.]

It’s clearer than ever that HRP’s controlling RINOs will squeeze blood from this ‘kokua for the headquarters’ turnip for as long as blue-haired RINOs outnumber conservatives and actual Republicans for control of the Hawaii GOP.

In fact, so much desperation has set in at HRP over its sudden discovery of hidden financial problems, that new state chair “Cheatin’ Tom Dilhouse” is hitting up other party leaders for money in hopes of stalling legal action by the building management against its nightmare tenant.

But the desperation doesn’t stop there.  Unwitting Oahu taxpayers are probably going to be hit up for their support to keep HRP in its mold-infested, dust-covered, and mostly-abandoned ‘headquarters’.  How, you might ask?

In the wake of the debate over how much salary should be paid to members of the Honolulu City Council and their staff members, leftist RINO and professional crybaby Andria Tupola appears to be offering her full-time taxpayer-funded staff members to spend even more time performing political consulting by letting HRP use her City aide Braedon Wilkerson (one of those guys who was holding up signs and telling May 2023 GOP state convention delegates to vote “NO” on any and all proposed reforms and rules changes) to help raise money so that HRP can become solvent and so that more RINOs who support Democrat policies can get into office.

As HIRA News reported last November, City employee Wilkerson has a green light from his boss RINO Tupola to work for the political campaigns of as many Democrats as he wants; thereby helping as many Republicans to LOSE as possible.  Today, HRP state chair “Cheatin’ Tom Dilhouse” wants HRP to hire Tupola’s Democrat-loving political thug Braedon Wilkerson to help raise money so that RINO’s and closet Democrats can continue controlling the weak state GOP for years to come (aka ‘controlled opposition’).  Laughably, we’re supposed to believe that Wilkerson never sleeps, so he is somehow able to perform his job at Honolulu Hale without ever letting his political consulting business illegally interfere with his work day.  [Believe this and you probably believed that the rail project would only cost $3 billion like we were all told by Andria Tupola’s (and Val Okimoto’s) mentor Mufi Hannemann.]  Of course, we’re also supposed to believe that Tupola raked in tens of thousands of dollars for her one-woman political consulting business over the past two years without such work creeping into her government workday either.

Yes, these RINOs think we are all blind and stupid.  They didn’t think we’d find out that Wilkerson’s client, freshman Democrat state representative and AOC clone Natalia Hussey-Burdick (a far-left nutjob and self-identified social justice warrior) voted just like AOC once she got elected to the state legislature with Team Tupola’s help.  That’s because RINO’s truly despise what real  Republicans stand for.  RINO Tim Dalhouse’s choice for HRP fundraising consultant Braedon Wilkerson makes no secret that he equates conservatives with fascists.

RINO’s like Tupola herself — who openly supports racial discrimination, higher taxes, wasteful spending, illegal immigration, and too many other liberal policies to list here — have run HRP for decades, and it shows.  Sure, Tupola (riding on Augie Tulba’s coattail) tried in vain to make a name for herself by opposing the proposed 64% pay raise for City Council members.  But what she FAILS to tell you is that she’s already been making a small fortune in Joe and Hunter Biden fashion by exploiting her position on the City Council and the HRP hierarchy to supplement her income far beyond what that pay raise will bring.  In fact, Tupola has supplemented her income by more than $62,000 during the past two election cycles; working for Megan Kau, Makua Rothman, and Keone Simon.

A review of her campaign finance reports show that she (and her staff) have been moonlighting and daylighting as political consultants while raking in taxpayer funded salaries.  They’ve already been living large long before the proposed pay hikes.  Sadly, the same weak Honolulu Ethics Commission and Office of the City Prosecutor which protected crooked Louis Kealoha and Katherine Kealoha from charges for misusing City resources (later prosecuted by the Feds) will likewise protect Tupola, Wilkerson and others for illegally performing (allegedly) political work during the City workday.  But, without question, VOTERS will learn about what they’ve done as time goes on.  That’s why Tupola will never attain higher office outside a Waianae Coast district where she can wave a separatist, anti-USA sovereignty flag or an upside-down American flag and get elected to the state house or city council with her shades of racism and social justice warrior whining.  But she’ll NEVER become mayor or governor.  She’s simply too corrupt and too liberal.


At this moment, the REAL issue for HRP to deal with is how to get rid of all the lying, cheating, incompetent, corrupt RINOs and their cronies who keep getting the party into financial, legal and political trouble.  You know that story about the fox watching the chicken coop?  Well, now that the chickens are all dead, the fox wants more of your money.  And, if history is any guide, the phony urgency of this self-inflicted financial disaster will be shamelessly and noisily exploited by HRP in hopes that nobody asks why Tom Dilhouse and HIS SUPPORTERS (Diamond, Lynn, Steve, Gene, Laura and the rest) FAILED TO WARN US that they had stopped paying the bills and that Steve Holck’s treasurer reports were as phony and fraudulent as can be.

Did HRP treasurer Steve Holck (or Tom Dilhouse or Diamond Garcia or Lynn Finnegan or Gene Ward or Laura Nakanelua) tell state convention delegates about how Tom Dilhouse’s loathsome running mate Shirlene Ostrov caused HRP to be fined $60,000 by the Federal Elections Commission for secretly laundering millions of dollars through fake bank accounts which NOBODY else in HRP (except apparently Steve Holck) knew existed, and therefore weren’t properly reported in Holck’s campaign finance reports, leading to his conviction by the FEC for violating federal laws?  Naturally, delegates and party members were left in the dark.  They also weren’t told how badly the party’s most recent fundraising event (“Prince Kūhiō Lūʻau Celebration Annual Fundraiser” in March 2023) came up way short of putting money in HRP’s now empty bank accounts.  That’s why the governing state committee and the executive committee still have no idea to this very day about how many unpleasant surprises that an audit would uncover about the past decade of shady finances at 725 Kapiolani Blvd.

Today, in the wake of forthcoming legal action against deadbeat HRP leaders for non-payment of rent, everybody’s finding out the hard way that top HRP officers were failing to pay the bills and were lying to cover up those failures are just two more reasons why island voters don’t trust island Republicans.  Sadly there are so many, many, many more reasons.  You can probably think of a few.

Yes, island Democrats who were already sleeping really, really well at night thanks to RINO control of HRP will sleep even better knowing that even more financial desperation and possible eviction of Republicans from their rarely-used ‘headquarters’ have arrived in time to celebrate independence this coming week on July 4th.  It might be the same week that process servers deliver the lawsuit to Tom Dilhouse and that moving trucks arrive to remove the mold-infested, dust covered crap in the mostly abandoned and costly HRP headquarters.

While all of this was kept under wraps until Team Dalhouse’s campaign to control HRP was concluded, Dilhouse himself has now admitted, “(W)e are not in a good financial place as a State Republican Party. All pressing bills are paid, but we need to raise money in order to cover just our operational expenses for next month, which hover around $8,000 per month. We also owe slightly over $30,000 in attorney’s fees for defending the party against a lawsuit.”  Those were his words nearly six weeks ago.  Imagine how Republicans must feel betrayed and misled knowing that Team Dalhouse’s corrupt campaign for power kept a lid on SO MANY financial problems in order to swindle delegates for their votes in recent weeks.  Not a single delegate knew that the party was on the verge of being sued and possibly evicted for not paying its bills.  Just like Democrats, that’s the ‘bait and switch’ game RINOs like to play.

Let’s be honest.  Right now, in the mind of voters, Democrats actually appear to be more competent and less corrupt than Hawaii Republicans.  Knowing how crooked and incompetent Democrats are makes you realize how far HRP has fallen.  That’s why Hawaii can be run into the ground by Democrats for 70 years and still handily win election after election.  Meanwhile, we’re stuck with losers like Gene Ward and Kurt Fevella and “Cheatin’ Tom Dilhouse”.

Enough already.  It’s time to GET RID OF THAT OFFICE SPACE, say goodbye to the RINOs at the Oahu League, purge HRP of corruptniks and hacks and liberals, and start the Hawaii Republican Party all over again from scratch.

Lyin’, Cheatin’ Tim Dalhouse needs to resign.  His campaign knowingly LIED to party members and to voting delegates to con them for their votes.  And, surprise surprise:  HIRA News has it on good authority that the $60,000 fine assessed to HRP by the FEC is anything but the last costly fine they’ll be paying for flagrant lawbreaking in 2023; fines which pale next to the self-inflicted political damage to the GOP brand in Hawaii.

So, folks, when HRP’s RINO leadership comes begging for money, don’t flush your hard-earned dollars down the toilet like closet Democrat councilwoman Andria Tupola likes to do with your taxes on that overpriced rail boondoggle known as Skyline.  Donating even one dollar to HRP would be like handing a dollar to a meth addict.  We know that the addict won’t be buying any food or making any life changes using that money.  You actually just paid for their next fix and brought them closer to death.  Let’s starve out the RINOs and build a new and improved Hawaii GOP once they’re all gone.  Unless you prefer keeping closet Democrats in control of HRP’s life and death.  Goodbye Sheila Walker.  Next, let’s say goodbye to Tim Dalhouse.  Auwe!!


CIRCLING THE WAGONS: RINO Propaganda Pushback and Outright Lies from Hawaii GOP Leaders in the Wake of their Worsening #NeverTrump Debacle

New Hawaii GOP State Chair Tamara McKay Gives State Party a #NeverTrump Makeover with the Help of RINO Trump Hater Chris Sununu



CIRCLING THE WAGONS:  RINO Propaganda Pushback and Outright Lies from Hawaii GOP Leaders in the Wake of their Worsening #NeverTrump Debacle


Honolulu, HawaiiHeads of top island Republican Party leaders are exploding this week after HIRA News began exposing the Hawaii GOP, the Honolulu county GOP, and the Hawaii Young Republicans as members of the #NeverTrump cult of RINOs who appear desperate to navigate the Aloha State’s Republican Party in the direction of pro-illegal immigration, pro-abortion, pro-big government, and pro-higher taxes, just like their notorious RINO hero Chris Sununu.

After much agonizing over the revelations that they knowingly scheduled the nation’s #1 anti-Trump politician to be their headlining keynote speaker this month (Friday the 13th of October), the highly desperate Hawaii GOP state chair Tamara McKay and her team began circulating both official and unofficial talking points in a sad attempt to refute the irrefutable truth that Democrats have nothing to be afraid of while these RINOs are in control of the Aloha State’s GOP.

With their #NeverTrump heads exploding, top officers of the Hawaii Republican Party hunkered down in their respective basements; including Honolulu county GOP chair Steve Lipscomb (the do-nothing liberal RINO masquerading as a ‘moderate’ who replaced longtime county chair Brett Kulbis six months ago).  Lipscomb wasted no time been circulating official ‘talking points’ to defend the despicable #NeverTrump direction taken by party leaders.

With the party in crisis, it’s now clear that these high-ranking GOP leaders have adopted the following NINE-STEP PUBLIC RELATIONS CRISIS PLAN to deal with the blowback of knowingly choosing anti-Trump RINO Chris Sununu as headliner for their upcoming event – an event designed to send a strong message to the vast majority of party members:   ‘YOUR PARTY BOSSES DESPISE YOU.  AND THEY DESPISE PRESIDENT TRUMP’.

*** Here below, with word-for-word quotes directly attributed to specific party leaders in recent days, are NINE actual examples of the NINE-STEP crisis management plan now being utilized by Tamara McKay’s team at HRP to deal with their insane decision to provide a high profile platform in Hawaii for #NeverTrump radical Chris Sununu . . .


FIRST, attack HIRA News’ accurate and fully documented reports by shamelessly alleging that 90% of HIRA’s story is a lie . . .

SECOND, deny the accurate HIRA News reports that Tamara McKay is even bringing in a Trump-hating keynote speaker . . .


THIRD, use ‘spin doctoring’ to change the subject; simply keep attacking the accurate reporting of HIRA News . . .


FOURTH, acknowledge the obvious truth of HIRA’s reporting and overwhelming evidence once HRP’s credibility is totally shot . . .


FIFTH, divert blame onto a completely different (and even more unpopular) party officer in order to protect Chair McKay . . .


SIXTH, when all else fails, provide state chair and RNC member Tamara McKay the excuse of being ignorant of party politics . . .


SEVENTH, combine intimidation, extortion and unsolicited threats with modern direct messaging through social media to silence the accurate reporting of HIRA News . . .


EIGHTH, target HIRA News posts on social media in order to leave whiny, pitiful comments (such as those by HRP rules committee vice-chair Tammy Ash Perkins) that only serve to confirm the accuracy of HIRA’s reporting . . .


NINTH, double down on inviting #NeverTrump Chris Sununu to headline the Hawaii GOP fundraiser by pretending that all is well . . .


Folks, this is how badly the RINOs in control of the Hawaii Republican Party apparently want to help Joe Biden.  They’ve spent all their time since the last election trying to justify their #NeverTrump outlook while doing absolutely NOTHING to put state, local or national Democrats on the defensive just one year before the 2024 General Election.  Yes, island Democrats are sleeping really well at night, sensing zero threat to their power coming from the inept liberals at Hawaii GOP headquarters.

Reportedly, former state chair turned current HRP finance chair Signe Godfrey wants this #NeverTrump event to be canceled NOW because it has become a looming disaster that exposes party leaders as RINOs at a time when the state party’s finances are in the red nearly $100,000 and continuing to bleed profusely.

IS THERE ANY HOPE??:   This Tuesday, the Hawaii GOP’s Executive Committee is meeting to discuss this scandal, as well as how to pay down the nearly $100,000 in party debt that accumulated while Tamara McKay was on the Executive Committee of the state party.  Maybe these RINO party officers on the Executive Committee will wise up and pull the plug rather than continuing to insult the intelligence of the vast majority party members.  Unfortunately, since these inexperienced RINO infiltrators have repeatedly shown a preference to be “defiant” rather than successful, they probably won’t cancel.  #NeverTrump = Hawaii GOP.  Auwe!

State Chair Tamara McKay and Vice Chair Teri Savaiinaea

With 15,000+ Republicans in Hawai’i already having watched the HIRA News video exposing RINO Tamara McKay and #NeverTrumper Chris Sununu (and with so many party members having read the thoroughly sourced article on the website), it’s no wonder their heads are on fire.  Their dirty little secret is out !!

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UNMASKED: Hardcore Anti-Trumpers Take Over Hawaii GOP to Backstab Trump and Betray Majority of Island Party Members

New Hawaii GOP State Chair Tamara McKay Gives State Party a #NeverTrump Makeover with the Help of RINO Trump Hater Chris Sununu



UNMASKED: Hardcore Anti-Trumpers Take Over Hawaii GOP to Backstab Trump and Betray Majority of Island Party Members


Are you sitting down for this breaking news story?  If not, you’d better sit down . . .

Honolulu, Hawaii – If you HATE Donald Trump, then you’re going to LOVE the new Hawaii GOP.  That’s right, after years of squeezing loyal Aloha State Trump supporters for money, volunteer time and other support, the Hawaii Republican Party’s new top officers are enthusiastically ripping off their plastic Trump masks to reveal their true #NeverTrump personas; showing that they HATE Donald Trump as much as RINO’s like outgoing New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu does.  After all, RINO Sununu spent the last two years trashing Trump and proclaiming that, “We’ve got to make sure Donald Trump ISN’T the nominee” in 2024.


It’s a simple fact.  Local Republican voters and party members, like their national counterparts, overwhelmingly support Trump against Biden in next year’s General Election,.  But today, they are telling HIRA News how shocked and saddened they are to learn that they’ve been slapped in the face by new state party chair Tamara McKay and fellow event promoter Jacob Wiencek of Hawaii Young Republicans (and Wiencek’s anti-HIRA “Aloha Republicans” Twitter page) after they handpicked and recruited RINO and full-time Trump hater Chris Sununu as the keynote speaker and “distinguished guest” for the Hawaii GOP’s upcoming “Masks” fundraiser to be held in three weeks . . . only hours after these same party leaders cashed a generous, quickly mailed $10,000 check from the Donald Trump campaign to the financially strapped state party.

That’s right.  The moment that party leaders deposited Trump’s check into the Hawaii GOP bank account, McKay and Wiencek and the party’s executive committee recruited notorious anti-Trumper Chris Sununu to come in and serve as the headliner for their desperate last minute fundraiser to save the party’s soon-to-be-foreclosed headquarters – an HQ which apparently will be used to undermine Trump’s candidacy and help advance the RINO agenda over the next 13 months.

Don’t believe it?  Recall how HRP vice chair Al Frenzel used his party position (and his position as head of the Hawaii Trump campaign) to actively undermine Trump supporters across the state in 2020.  The state party did absolutely NOTHING to help Trump in 2020 while party leaders attacked those who took it upon themselves to organize signwaving, caravans, and more.  [Make no mistake, those state GOP leaders have done ZERO to ensure Republican victory in Hawaii for nearly one full year since the 2022 General Election, leaving the likely GOP presidential nominee with ZERO help in winning votes.]



With hundreds of high profile Republicans and conservatives to choose from as keynote speakers to bring to Hawaii, state chair McKay picked the nation’s biggest and most notorious anti-Trump crusader to help grab cash from unsuspecting party members and donors.  The choice of RINO Chris Sununu as the “special guest speaker” for Tamara McKay’s very first fundraiser as state chair, reportedly titled “The Masks of Fake Conservatism” Gala Fundraiser, really rips the mask off these phony Republicans who now control the Hawaii GOP.

It’s obviously being planned a coming out party for the new anti-Trump party led by the kind of overt anti-Trumpers that the Biden protecting local, liberal news media at Hawaii News Now and Civil Beat and the Star-BirdCageLiner will fawn over as ‘moderate’ and ‘centrist’ and ‘reasonable’ party leaders.  Certainly, importing one of MSNBC’s most frequent guests should tell Republicans what their own party’s leaders in Hawaii REALLY think of them . . . especially since Sununu told the audience at the Gridiron Dinner that Trump is “fucking crazy”, to the delight of audience members such as Anthony Fauci, Merrick Garland, Adam Schiff and other far-lefties.

Until today, HRP state chair Tamara McKay kept her apparent loathing of Donald Trump a secret.  But now, with McKay organizing alongside anti-Trump RINO Jacob Wiencek to sell tickets for an anti-Trump Chris Sununu fundraiser, it’s clear that the decision has been made to pander to the anti-Trump vote in Hawaii in a fruitless gambit to convince Biden’s base voters to switch parties by making the Hawaii GOP a leader in #NeverTrump ideology.


Just how deep is the hatred for Trump exhibited by Chairwoman Tamara McKay and her sidekick at Hawaii Young Republicans, Jacob Wiencek??  Well, RINO Wiencek, who was recently installed as chairman of YR’s by establishment RINO Laura Nakanelua, makes no bones about his absolute hatred of Donald Trump“The entire GOP is not and should NEVER be the personality cult of crooked and corrupt Donald Trump!  We can still say NO to this malignant force in our politics.  A vote for Trump is a vote FOR failed Biden-Harris,” writes Wiencek.


As a booster of #NeverTrump sentiment, a supporter of Chris Sununu, and a hater of Donald Trump, Hawaii Young Republican chairman Wiencek wasted no time sharing his excitement that Tamara McKay made Sununu the headliner for the Hawaii GOP’s very first fundraiser since McKay took over the party from Laura Nakanelua (who took it over from Lohi Goodwin, who took it over from Tom Dilhouse, who took it over from Diamond Garcia, who took it over from Lynn Finnegan, who took it over from Signe Godfrey).


Trump is beating Biden by 9 points in the latest poll, but State Chair Tamara McKay and Young Republicans chair Jacob Wiencek (along with the Executive Committee and State Committee of HRP) are taking Hawaii’s GOP in a whole new direction which kicks Donald Trump to the curb.  Indeed, with a commanding and massive lead in the polls, Trump and his many island supporters are clearly getting the shaft from McKay by choosing a headliner who hates Trump and wants him to lose.  Can GOP state chair Tamara McKay’s message to Republicans in Hawaii be any clearer?!?


Not only has McKay made it clear, Chris Sununu has made his mission extremely clear, as set forth by the New Hampshire Journal, where Sununu presides as governor.


Since taking over Hawaii Young Republicans on July 26th, new HYP chairman and major Tamara McKay supporter Jacob Wiencek has made a point of regularly attacking Trump while celebrating the Hawaii GOP’s steady movement in an anti-Trump direction.  None of Wiencek’s fellow officers at HYP seem to be bothered, including HYP vice chair Tiana Wilbur, HYP national committeewoman (and HRP state secretary) Taylor Kaaumoana, national committeeman and HIRA News hater Travis Brown, HYP senior advisors Laura Nakanelua and Dylan Andrion, and HYP council members Samantha DeCorte and Brett Kulbis.  It must be assumed that for HYP to promote Trump hater Chris Sununu, then it must be with the full support and authorization of Wiencek’s fellow officers.  OR, has Wiencek gone rogue since personally getting onboard the Chris Sununu train back in January 2023?  If Wiencek has merely ‘gone rogue’ (along with low information, inexperienced Tamara McKay going rogue to piss off Trump supporters) by using his control of HYR to ‘proudly’ promote RINO #NeverTrumper Chris Sununu, then there’s a sure need for island Republicans to perform more due diligence in selecting its leaders, so that RINOs, MAGA haters, and #NeverTrump obsessives are prevented from taking control of HRP and its auxiliaries, rather than constantly letting fake Republicans infiltrate the weak Hawaii GOP and take it in the overtly liberal direction promoted by Wiencek and McKay.


Wiencek’s many posts reveal a person obsessed with Trump hatred as well as hatred for Trump supporters whom he refers to as ‘hyperpartisan nuts’ whom the HYP chairman declares “will drive us into the electoral ditch” . . .

Presumably, these photos contain some of those people regarded as “nuts” by Young Republicans Hawaii chairman Jacob Wiencek, and presumably by Chris Sununu and his Hawaii GOP sponsor, Tamara McKay.

It’s not known if the local Trump supporters pictured above are also included among the alleged antisemites that Wiencek says are “part & parcel of the #MAGA faction of GOP” who must be ‘dislodged’ from the Republican Party.  [HIRA News asserts that Wiencek would be dead wrong to include the individuals photographed above.]

Tamara McKay ally and fellow HRP State Committee member Wiencek openly advocates pushing the Hawaii GOP in a more liberal direction, which is precisely what RINO Chris Sununu has been pushing for.  Sununu’s support for illegal immigration and abortion rights are just a sneak preview of the progressivism embraced by Wiencek . . . progressivism which is apparently embraced by Wiencek’s fellow officers at the Hawaii Young Republicans and the Hawaii Republican Party and the Honolulu County Republican Party, hence their joint promotion of Chris Sununu’s fundraising appearance at HRP’s headquarters in three weeks.


WARNING TO HAWAII REPUBLICANS:  If Tamara McKay is pushing the Hawaii GOP in a liberal direction, and if Jacob Wiencek wants the GOP to move in a liberal direction, then no wonder Wiencek LOVES the new direction of the Hawaii Republican Party and says so on his social media feeds.

Since Jacob Wiencek obviously exerts a LOT of control over Tamara McKay and the Hawaii GOP right now, then let’s do a quick dive into Young Republican chairman Wiencek’s Twitter feed from the past few weeks, during the lead up to the announcement of RINO Chris Sununu as the headliner for the Hawaii Republican Party’s fundraiser . . .

Chairman of Hawaii Young Republicans

“I too am strongly opposed to a second Trump term”
September 24, 2023

“Crooked & corrupt #DonaldJTrump can’t stop LOSING!  A vote for him is a vote for four more years of FAILED #BidenHarris weakness!”
August 15, 2023

“Trump isn’t some embattled activist trying to make his country better. He’s a crook.”
August 4, 2023

“Crooked #DonaldTrump is determined to take our party down w/ him.”
August 4, 2023

“Holding Trump accountable for his actions is far from Soviet justice. Trump is the Leninist here.”
August 6, 2023

“Donald Trump is a menace to American politics & our party. We don’t have to support him! He’s NOT going to beat Joe Biden come 2024. We can do better! We must do better than Trump! #NeverAgainTrump #GOP #Election2024”
July 28, 2023

“We wouldn’t be here if Trump wasn’t a crook trying to infringe upon our Constitution!”
July 20, 2023

“@Mike_Pence gets it! #Trump set #GOP up for FAILURE”
June 25, 2023

“Rebuilding the moderate/liberal wing of @GOP is crucial to building state & federal electoral majorities to govern!”
September 22, 2022


While these quotes are from the last few weeks, Tamara McKay’s sidekick Jacob Wiencek has been flying the anti-Trump flag for over seven years now.  Did fellow Republicans like Laura Nakanelua or Brett Kulbis or Tiana Wilbur or Taylor Kaaumoana who put Wiencek in charge of Young Republicans bother to perform any vetting of the RINO Trump hater who wants the GOP to move in a liberal direction?  Probably not.  But, if they did, we’re in even more trouble than we realize . . . especially if they keep him on in that position.


BUT IT GETS WORSE, FOLKS:  If the handpicked keynote speaker is sending an unmistakable message from Tamara McKay, Jacob Wiencek and other top Hawaii GOP leaders, are they alone in challenging Trump’s fitness for the nomination and another four years as president?  Well, the last HRP fundraiser held in March 2023 featured two unabashed Trump critics, Pat Saiki and Diamond Garcia.

With its forthcoming “Mask” fundraiser starring Chris Sununu, the Hawaii Republican party is tearing its own mask off; revealing than it hates Donald Trump worse than anybody – even when he sends them a $10,000 check as they desperately try to save their rarely utilized and overpriced headquarters at 725 Kapiolani Blvd.  The proof is right before our own eyes.

After spending most of 2023 and 2022 bashing 2024 presidential candidate and likely nominee Donald Trump,   (the pro-choice, pro-illegal immigration, and anti-Trump RINO and northeastern liberal governor of New Hampshire) has been hand selected by the Hawaii Republican Party to help rebrand the state GOP as a #NeverTrump party along the lines that party defectors Charles Djou, Beth Fukumoto and Kymberly Pine Ryglowski would be proud of.  Even Pat Saiki would surely approve of the selection of anybody-but-Trump Sununu to help the newly-elected state GOP chair Tamara McKay and her RINO colleague Jacob Wiencek (pictured here with Democrat mayor Kirk Caldwell) rip the pro-Trump mask off the troubled and nearly bankrupt party.

Maybe catering to the #NeverTrump gang is a way for Tamara McKay to loosen the pursestrings of major Hawaii GOP donor and Trump hater Kevin Spillane, who believes a Donald Trump victory would be WORSE than Donald Trump losing the election.


Even Oahu county chair Steve Lipscomb’s Honolulu County Republican Party has gotten in on the promotion of #NeverTrumper Chris Sununu . . .

IN CLOSING:   When Tamara McKay’s #1 choice to be HRP’s keynote speaker is the exact same guy leading the opposition to Trump (currently ahead of Biden by +9 points and ahead of his nearest GOP competitor by +39 points), it’s clear that the heads of the Hawai’i GOP and the Hawai’i Young Republicans and the Oahu County Republican Party have turned against Donald Trump and are using their positions to convince other island Republicans to join them in opposing Biden’s chief Republican rival for the White House.  It’s only a matter of time before additional island GOP party leaders are identified as #NeverTrumpers.

Based solely on the evidence uncovered here, island party members are sure to be horrified when they REALLY get to know the folks leading the Hawaii GOP in 2023 and 2024They are just as liberal, incompetent and corrupt as the gang running our party for the past few decades.  In the meantime, for just $50 dollars, you can pay Tamara to sit inside party headquarters and hear Chris Sununu tell you how much Donald Trump sucks.  Meet the new RINO party bosses.  Same as the old RINO party bosses.  Auwe!

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THE CORRUPTION CONTINUES: New Financial Scandals Threaten to Topple New Hawaii GOP State Chair Tamara McKay

Breaking News: Illegal HRP Fundraiser Under Investigation By Law Enforcement



THE CORRUPTION CONTINUES:  New Financial Scandals Threaten to Topple New Hawaii GOP State Chair

Honolulu, Hawaii – As of this past Saturday night, the selection of a new state chair – the sixth chair since February – for the Hawaii Republican Party (HRP) is now over and the state party now has a chairperson to last through the 2024 election.  Or will she?  In a fast-moving case of buyer’s remorse, a growing number of party officers who supported the winning candidate at Saturday night’s election held at HRP headquarters and via Zoom have contacted HIRA News since they are having second thoughts after learning about the fast-growing campaign finance scandal which threatens to put the party into even deeper debt.

While Cheatin’ Sheila Walker may have lost the close and hard fought campaign with just 25 votes to Tamara McKay’s 31 votes on the party’s governing ‘State Committee’ (no thanks to the hamfisted attempts by self-destructive interim chair Clueless Laura Nakanelua and her RINO comrades to rig the outcome in favor of Walker), HRP’s finance chair turned state chair McKay has quickly embroiled the state GOP in a scandal already under investigation by state attorney general Anne Lopez and the Honolulu city prosecutor Steven Alm, in addition to lawyers and staffers at the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission (CSC).

Long story short:  the recent micro-fundraiser organized by McKay and held at party headquarters only last month (on August 19th) may end up costing HRP more money in fines and legal defense fees than the paltry $6,200 raised.

That’s a really serious problem for a party which ended up $70,000+ in debt following McKay’s tumultuous two-year tenure on HRP’s ‘Executive Committee’ – during which time McKay reportedly did and said absolutely nothing in the face of unauthorized spending, phony bookkeeping, and bogus treasurer’s reports; the very fiscally reckless circumstances which led to the party’s massive (and growing) debt problem.

The “revive and thrive” fundraiser, which was apparently envisioned by McKay as an opportunity to impress potential State Committee voters before announcing her campaign for state chair, was operated illegally as an under-the-table, off-the-radar fundraiser which clearly violates state laws designed to ensure transparency in the world of campaign finance.  McKay, the sixth individual since the start of 2023 to lead the troubled party, knowingly failed to register the event as required by law with the CSC before the event was to take place.

Yes, state law requires that all political fundraisers be registered in advance with the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission in furtherance of transparency.  Voters have a right to know which politicians, which political parties, and which special interest groups are holding fundraisers, along with when, where, and how much tickets sell for, and who is paying for the fundraiser (and who is benefitting from the proceeds).  McKay knows this registration is required and has done it before, such as she did for this GOP fundraiser last year:

Now, there’s no question that McKay knows she must notify the CSC in advance of a fundraiser, that it was her responsibility and that she already knew how to do so.

Well, the event’s organizer, HRP finance chair (now HRP State Chair) Tamara McKay, broke that law.  Hawaii Revised Statute §11-342:

Following interim chair Laura Nakanelua’s takeover of the vacant state chair position (departed by Lohi Goodwin who assumed power briefly after the resignation of Tom Dilhouse), Nakanelua quickly moved to fire Brett Kulbis as chairman of HRP’s powerful rules committee.  However, despite their frosty relationship, Nakanelua opted to retain HRP finance chair Tamara McKay in that fundraising position, as McKay had already taken charge of the ‘revive and thrive’ event and the pressure was building to pay HRP’s $70,000 in unpaid bills.  As the law reads:  “The person in charge of the fundraiser shall file the notice with the commission prior to the fundraiser.”  That ‘person’ is the “Event Organizer”:  HRP’s new state chair Tamara McKay.


To be sure, at this point in 2023, there are three different ‘noncandidate committees’ which have given notice to the CSC about fundraisers since the last election:  Hawaii Democrats, Hawaii Republicans, and RINO Women on Oahu.  All five of the group’s registered fundraising events have been held in 2023.  Two fundraisers in question were organized by HRP:  the “Kuhio Day” fundraiser on March 26th and the Oahu county GOP’s “painting party” on July 22nd.  HOWEVER, as you can see, HRP’s August 19th “Revive and Thrive” fundraiser is nowhere to be found as a legally registered fundraiser.  That’s because the event was kept secret from the CSC and from the public.  A deliberate and knowing violation of §11-342.


Under Tamara McKay’s, HRP knowingly failed to file a notice of this fundraiser before the HRP microfundraising event and that failure continues to this very day, nearly one month later.


Just ask RINO and fake ‘hate crime’ victim Andria Tupola about the $1,150 fine her campaign committee was forced by the CSC to pay for the exact same violation.  Just like HRP finance chair (now state chair) McKay with last month’s HRP event, Tupola didn’t bother to register her secret February 2021 fundraiser in advance with the CSC.  It wasn’t until HIRA News alerted the CSC about Tupola’s secret fundraiser that Tupola finally complied with the law . . . and was fined $1,150 for her violation of §11-342.  By the time the civil component of this lawbreaking was adjudicated, Tupola belatedly registered her February fundraiser at the end of September that same year.

Tommy Waters and Rail Transit Cabal Leaders all showed up for the Tupola fundraiser


That’s right.  Tupola’s fundraiser, held ostensibly to shakedown the rail industry and other special interests (which enjoy being showered with taxpayer money by Tupola and her equally ‘generous’ big spending pals on the Honolulu City Council), was held in February.  But the suddenly pro-rail councilmember didn’t get around to notifying the CSC about the fundraiser for seven months.  SHE WAS FINED $1,150, as shown in this never before published screenshot from her campaign finance report on file with the CSC.


That’s the price for failing to uphold transparency and failure to obey the law.

But that’s the least of the fines that HRP needs to worry about, because that’s not Tamara McKay’s only problem.

The stated goal of HRP’s August 2023 ‘revive and thrive’ fundraiser was to sell 200 tickets at $75 each and raise $15,000 for HRP.  One week before the event, only 15 tickets had been sold.  Then, on August 8th, the Maui wildfire ravaged Lahaina.  With ticket sales for McKay’s HRP event stalling and the fundraiser about to become a total flop, the Lahaina wildfire disaster hit the news and sparked an idea.  This tragedy gave McKay and her finance committee the notion to adopt a predatory fundraising strategy which exploited the public sympathy for Maui wildfire’s devastation to put money in HRP’s coffers.

The problem is that this clever rebranding of HRP’s fundraiser into a Maui Wildfire Relief event is completely illegal.  State regulated political parties, operating as ‘noncandidate committees’ are prevented from raising monies and then spending monies on unauthorized expenditures which are unrelated to the political mission of the committee.  The rules are even tighter for political parties than for candidates.  So when McKay promoted last month’s party fundraiser with the promise that “a portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Maui Wildfire Relief”, that placed HRP in the position of engaging in fraudusing an illegal tactic to sell political fundraiser tickets.  Sources at the CSC tell HIRA News that HRP treasurer Jodi Beaty inquired ahead of time with CSC about the legality of using this event to raise money for HRP and for Maui and was told “not legal”.  Clearly, HRP went ahead anyway and exploited the tragedy to sell tickets which weren’t selling well before the rebranding.


Suddenly, it’s no longer a mystery why HRP’s leaders attempted to keep a lid on the illegality by forging ahead with an under-the-radar, unregistered fundraiser in the hopes that law enforcement would never find out.  Such lawbreaking constitutes a deliberate and knowing violation of §11-342.  This gets into felony territory . . . but more about felonies later this week.


Ultimately, just 50 people showed up which brought in a little over $6,000 . . . most or all of which could very well be seized from HRP by law enforcement agencies to cover fines.  Even if the rumors are true and that HRP has disbursed some of this money to the Maui County GOP for charitable purposes, the party is stuck with having illegally raised monies from this unlawfully unregistered and fraudulent event.

In her campaign speech on Saturday night, McKay boasted about the fundraiser, stating: “We showed what we could do on a small scale . . . We raised $5,000 for the party and we raised over $1,200 to give to Maui county.”  Members of HRP’s State Committee probably don’t recall approving any expenditures from this event because they didn’t.  Just like they didn’t approve laws being casually broken by rookie party leaders desperate to show that they ‘know’ how to deal with a desperate financial situation . . . and hoping they wouldn’t get caught.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of the campaign finance violations and other laws broken by HRP in just the last few months.  In the days ahead, HIRA News will present Part Two of the self-inflicted Tamara McKay financial scandal and related lawbreaking which will consume time and money and energy from HRP – time and money and energy which was supposed to be put into ending the dominance of Democrats in Hawaii since 1954, 70 years ago next year.

Will the Hawai’i GOP become infamous before Election Day for being led by a criminal?  Someone who knowingly broke the law and will soon cost the Hawaii GOP more in BRAND NEW FINES than was raised in its recent fundraiser??  All we can tell you at this point is that Saturday night’s celebration has quickly turned to scandal, as HRP treasurer Jodi Beaty and chairman Tamara McKay are embroiled in more financial scandals than meets the eye.  And HRP simply doesn’t have the funds to mount a criminal defense of McKay, Beaty and other implicated officers.

HRP State Treasurer Jodi Beaty celebrating her official nominee Tamara McKay upon her election as new HRP Chair on Saturday night

As the focus of a new criminal investigation by the Hawaii Attorney General, the Honolulu Prosecutor and the State Campaign Spending Commission, Ms. McKay’s recent, poorly-attended HRP fundraiser is likely to cost the party more money in fines than the piddly $6,000+ it raised off the backs of Lahaina victims.

The chronically uninformed and uninvolved State Committee – which should have been performing due diligence as the oversight and governing body for HRP – was instead so busy imitating immature teenagers in high school cliques picking a class president, that they didn’t bother to do any vetting of the candidates for State Chair.  When Tamara McKay boasted of raising $30,000+ for the Maui County GOP (which has no headquarters, no infrastructure, no utilities, and no overhead), they didn’t bother questioning her next claim that all Maui candidates got funds for their campaigns.  Okay, according to campaign finance reports, six candidates got a mere $500 each.  That’s just $3,000 total.  SO, WHERE DID THE OTHER $27,000 GO?!?  Merely having legitimate contempt for McKay rival Cheatin’ Sheila Walker doesn’t excuse failing to pursue answers to this or any legitimate question before electing a new state chair.

The lack of due diligence by the State Committee has everything to do with why Republicans keep losing in Hawaii and why the party is broke and why HRP is getting into legal hot water, right after a shocking $60,000 fine was assessed by the FEC without waking up these sleepy party officers that they need to wake up and pay attention.  With debt up to their eyeballs in unpaid property taxes, unpaid maintenance fees, unpaid legal bills, unpaid printing bills and more, top party officers need to wipe the sleep out of their eyes and take a look at the unfolding scandals which are increasing in number, rather than decreasing.  Voters and the media are sure to take notice.

When the full picture of wrongdoing and corruption emerges, it’s unlikely that HRP will either ‘revive’ or ‘thrive’ in the wake of Tamara McKay’s questionable leadership and illegal acts, not to mention McKay’s colleagues on HRP’s Executive Committee.  Members of HRP’s governing State Committee and the Executive Committee, expected to meet this week, may or may not care about obeying the law.  But they definitely need to care about what voters will surely see as reckless disregard for lawbreaking.  

As HIRA News pursued this story, McKay told us she has “nothing to hide” and that she’s “very aware of the laws”. Then, threateningly added “But there is liable for lies and slander. Ask CNN.”  With facts being facts, HIRA News is more interested in finding out what the liability is for HRP when the misdeeds of its officers, such as those of its new chairman and treasurer, end up costing the party a bundle of money as well as goodwill with voters. With one year until the election, we’ll find out soon enough.



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