Sunday, August 12, 2018

It's Ige, Tupola, Green, Case. Plus three incumbents toppled in Legislature, final official results for all counties, more primary election news from all the Hawaiian Islands

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Final statewide results here.

Ige defeats Hanabusa, will face Tupola in November. In a stunning reversal of political fortunes, Gov. David Ige brushed off opposition from much of Hawaii’s Democratic establishment Saturday on his way to defeating his top rival, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. Star-Advertiser.

Ige Defeats Hanabusa In Democratic Primary For Governor. Incumbent Hawaii Gov. David Ige will be heavily favored in the general election against the GOP nominee, state Rep. Andria Tupola. Civil Beat.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige won the Democratic primary in his bid for a second term in office Saturday, defeating U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who gave up her seat in Congress to run for governor. Associated Press.

Incumbent David Ige fought off a fierce challenge from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa on Saturday night to win the Democratic primary race for governor in his bid for a second term. Hawaii News Now.

Gubernatorial candidate Colleen Hanabusa cedes race, asks supports to vote Ige next. KITV.


Tupola Wins GOP Primary For Governor. The state lawmaker defeated perennial GOP candidate John Carroll and former DOE official Ray L’Heureux. Civil Beat.
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Green’s well-funded campaign outpaces fellow senator Tokuda. State Sen. Josh Green edged out his Senate colleague Jill Tokuda Saturday, in the five-way Democratic race to be Hawaii’s next lieutenant governor. Star-Advertiser.

Josh Green Prevails In Democratic Lieutenant Governor Race. Super PAC funding helped state Sen. Josh Green gain a significant advertising edge over state Sen. Jill Tokuda in the lead-up to the election. Civil Beat.

State Sen. Josh Green won the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor on Saturday night, emerging as the top vote-getter in a crowded field of seasoned politicians. Hawaii News Now.

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In the hotly contested 1st congressional district primary race, late entry Ed Case soundly defeated his opponents in Democratic Party voting today. Star-Advertiser.

Ed Case Wins 1st Congressional District Primary Race. U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard easily wins the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District. Civil Beat.
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Three incumbents in the state Legislature, one in the Senate and two in the House, lost their Capitol jobs after nearly all of the votes were counted in Saturday’s primary election. Star-Advertiser.

3 Incumbent Lawmakers Lose State Legislative Seats. Sen. Brickwood Galuteria, as well as Reps. Cindy Evans and Lei Learmont, lost their re-election efforts. Civil Beat.

19 incumbents secure seats after running unopposed in the primary. KHON2.

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff. Kalei Akaka and Esther Kia‘aina will face off for the Oahu trustee seat while three incumbents advance with three challengers to November. And three incumbents trustees — John Waihee IV, Lei Ahu Isa and Rowena Akana — will face three challengers for the three at-large positions on the OHA board. Civil Beat.

Commentary: Humble pie on the menu at post-election Unity Breakfast. There are bound to be some awkward moments at the Democratic Party’s Unity Breakfast this morning. Star-Advertiser.

Oahu

Final Oahu results here.

Incumbent Riviere beats Hee for Senate seat representing North Shore, Windward areas. Hawaii News Now.

In surprising twist, challenger beating incumbent in state Senate race. Incumbent Sen. Brickwood Galuteria is behind challenger Sharon Moriwaki. KHON2.

In City Council races, some candidates win outright while others head to runoff. Hawaii News Now.
Tommy Waters and Trevor Ozawa headed to November runoff. Political newcomer Heidi Tsuneyoshi and veteran politician Carol Fukunaga clinched victories in their respective Honolulu City Council races, while Councilman Trevor Ozawa will need to go head-to-head against former state Rep. Tommy Waters in November to win re-election. Star-Advertiser.

Hawaii Island

Final Hawaii Island results here.

Sen. Lorraine R. Inouye, who represents North Hawaii in the state Senate, defeated challenger Heather Kimball in Saturday night’s Democratic primary. Because no other party fielded candidates in the race for the Senate District 4 seat, Saturday’s primary decides the election. West Hawaii Today.

Dru Kanuha appeared on track to defeat Brenda Ford in a hotly contested case Saturday for the Democratic nomination for the state’s 3rd Senate District. West Hawaii Today.

State Rep. Richard Onishi appeared certain of victory Saturday night, with a significant lead over his sole opponent in the Democratic primary election for House District 3. Tribune-Herald.

Hawaii County Council incumbents fared well in Saturday’s primary election except in District 4, where Puna Councilwoman Eileen O’Hara was trailing challenger Ashley Kierkiewicz. Tribune-Herald.

Incumbent Councilwoman Maile David easily held her District 6 seat against two challengers Saturday, winning a third term without being forced to a runoff in the general election. West Hawaii Today.

Incumbent Kohala Councilman Tim Richards won his second term Saturday, holding off his lone challenger by claiming 2,531 votes, or 54.16 percent of the vote with all three precincts reporting Saturday night. Challenger Maya Parish won 2,142 votes, and 409 voters left the selection blank. West Hawaii Today.

Maui

Final Maui results
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Former Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino took a strong early lead in the mayor’s race and held on throughout the night to advance to the general election along with Council Member Elle Cochran on Saturday night. Maui News.

Baker leads Amato by 89 votes for Senate seat. Yamashita holds on to slim lead over Lawrence with one precinct still out. Maui News.

Kauai

Final Kauai results here.

Mayoral race: The final readout of the primary election, with 16 of 16 precincts reporting, showed Derek Kawakami with 8,633 votes, Mel Rapozo with 3,925, JoAnn Yukimura with 3,480 and Lenny Rapozo with 1,003. Garden Island.

County Council incumbents were poised to easily move on to November’s general election, holding four of the top five spots with all 16 precincts reporting in Saturday’s primary election. Garden Island.