If we in this election kill rail … the federal government is not going to hand over that $1.5 billion [in rail funding] to a mayor who says he wants to kill rail.

November 5, 2012

Honolulu, Hawaii mayoral candidate Kirk Caldwell, speaking about the consequences of electing his opponent, former Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano, who is running solely because he is against the long-planned rail project along the city's coastline.