First Lingle general-election ad says opponent Hirono has 'zero' accomplishments

Hirono's campaign fired back.

"Three days into the general election campaign, and it is crystal clear that Linda Lingle has fully embraced the silly season of politics by disingenuously spinning and distorting Mazie Hirono's record yet again. This is all part of Lingle's continued effort to remake her own image, run away from her abysmal record as Hawaii’s governor, and hide from the truth that she is closely aligned with the national Republican party and everything they stand for," said Hirono campaign manager Betsy Lin in a statement.

"Since being elected to Congress, Hirono has consistently worked with individuals, organizations, community leaders and elected officials in Hawaii to secure federal resources for local and state programs and projects."

The ad is running statewide on broadcast television and cable.