WAIKAPU - Former governor and U.S. Senate candidate Linda Lingle is hosting Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole, a small-business leader and the only Native American in the House of Representatives, at a luncheon Tuesday at the Maui Tropical Plantation.
The event will run from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
In an announcement, Lingle said she and Cole share interests beyond federal recognition of Native Hawaiians, including the congressman's commitment to encouraging private-sector economic growth.
Lingle, a Republican and former Maui County mayor, is seeking the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Daniel Akaka.
Tickets are $250 per table, or $25 per person.
For more information and to buy a ticket, call Stephanie Aveiro at 878-1072.