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VIEW FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

In search of a soapbox [BY SASHA ISSENBERG]

In Hawaii, channel 110 belongs to Linda Lingle. For a year, the former Republican governor has undertaken an uphill run to win a Senate seat from the strongly Democratic state. This summer she became star of her own network: ll12 (“Linda Lingle 2012”) will, for 24 hours a day, broadcast only propaganda making the case for her candidacy.

The platform, nestled on the dial between the Fox News Channel and cnn on a cable system that covers nearly all of Hawaii, came cheap. Lingle…

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