Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary
HONOLULU (AP) — Despite a challenging first term marked by both natural and man-made disasters, Hawaii Gov. David Ige won the Democratic primary in his bid for a second term in office Saturday, defeating U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.
Ige's administration fumbled through a false missile alert that sent the state into a panic in January, a major embarrassment for his administration. But the governor's handling of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which destroyed more than 700 homes and displaced thousands, as well as devastating flooding on Kauai got him back on track and he came out ahead of Hanabusa. ...
State House Minority Leader state Rep. Andria Tupola ... won the GOP nomination, defeating former Pearl Harbor nonprofit CEO Ray L'Heureux and former state senator John Carroll. ...
But Ige will likely get the job the general election. Hawaii has had only two Republican governors since it became a state and the vast majority of islands' residents consistently vote blue.
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