Hawaii 1st CD 2018: Primary August 11

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Hawaii 1st CD 2018: Primary August 11

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Post by Addie » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:26 am

Associated Press
Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary ...

Former Congressman Ed Case emerged from a crowded field to win the Democratic Party primary in the hopes of filling Hanabusa's spot in Congress.

The 65-year-old fiscal conservative defeated five other major candidates including Lt. Gov. Doug Chin, who is the architect of Hawaii's legal battle against President Donald Trump's travel ban.

"I think voters want Washington to work again, that's the number one issue," said Case. "I was clearly saying we need to fix Washington and we need to work together, and that message clearly resonated with many voters."

He'll face Cam Cavasso, a former state representative who previously ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate. Cavasso won the GOP primary. The winner of the Democratic primary is almost guaranteed to win in the general election in Hawaii.


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Post by Lani » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:27 pm

An also ran is a Maui state representative. He had the support of the Bernie people.
Case also took down 29-year-old Kaniela Ing, a democratic socialist who hoped to follow in the footsteps of colleague Ocasio-Cortez of New York to score an upset victory. Ing, a state representative, had Ocasio-Cortez's endorsement, and the Bronx socialist candidate had stumped for him.

Overall, Case received 47,482 votes, or 40 percent of the total, compared to 25.5 percent for Chin, and only 6.3 percent for Ing.

"Two weeks before my race, I was polling 35 points down," Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday during a major campaign event for Ing, which local reports said was one of the biggest in the state's history. "And we changed that in two weeks because we were talking to people who hadn’t been excited about the political process before."
(Sorry about the Faux News link)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08 ... e.amp.html

As many as 750 people showed up for the rally, according to Ing. Other reports say a few hundred.

Ing lost because he's a mess. He's used campaign funds for personal expenses, like rent and credit card payments, and has been investigated and fined. He's been cited repeatedly for not registering and insuring his car. Then he's failed to show up at court repeatedly, resulting in at least one bench warrant. As a representative, he's frequently arrived late or not at all at the legislature.

I've asked young voters who supported him why they weren't concerned about his record. They claimed a powerful group dug up old dirt and misrepresented it because they fear the socialist dems. Didn't matter that there are open records that document everything.

Ocasio-Cortez didn't do her due diligence before promoting Ing. However, she did mention the campaign finance violations, calling it a paperwork mistake.


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Post by Mikedunford » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:05 pm

FWIW, I went to law school with Ing's wife. He's a good guy, and I consider him a friend.


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