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  • What's next for political powerhouses after primary

    What's next for political powerhouses after primary

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:53:16 GMT

    Primary election night knocked out some big names like Colleen Hanabusa, Donna Mercado Kim and Bernard Carvalho. 

    Primary election night knocked out some big names like Colleen Hanabusa, Donna Mercado Kim and Bernard Carvalho. 

  • Parties come together the day after election

    Parties come together the day after election

    Monday, August 13 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-08-13 19:37:19 GMT
    HONOLULU - While democrats ate breakfast together the day after the election. Republicans took their victories outside with a picnic. For the first time, grills were going at Kapi'olani park, to celebrate candidates who won their respective races. Many of them taking a short break to congratulate one another but say, they are ready to get right back at campaigning.  Republican candidate for governor Andria Tupola said, "we cannot take a break. Now is the day. So we have ...
    HONOLULU - While democrats ate breakfast together the day after the election. Republicans took their victories outside with a picnic. For the first time, grills were going at Kapi'olani park, to celebrate candidates who won their respective races. Many of them taking a short break to congratulate one another but say, they are ready to get right back at campaigning.  Republican candidate for governor Andria Tupola said, "we cannot take a break. Now is the day. So we have ...
  • Less than half of the registered voters went to the polls

    Less than half of the registered voters went to the polls

    Monday, August 13 2018 3:16 PM EDT2018-08-13 19:16:41 GMT
    HONOLULU - There are more than 740,000 registered voters in the state. According to the final printout only 38.6% of registered voters went to the polls in this year's primary election. "Clayton Hee was a longtime senator in the north shore area, pretty popular, pretty powerful, he left he was going to run for other offices, he had a bit of trouble about wife, spouse abuse accusations but probably what hurt him the most was that Riverie had already established himself in that di...
    HONOLULU - There are more than 740,000 registered voters in the state. According to the final printout only 38.6% of registered voters went to the polls in this year's primary election. "Clayton Hee was a longtime senator in the north shore area, pretty popular, pretty powerful, he left he was going to run for other offices, he had a bit of trouble about wife, spouse abuse accusations but probably what hurt him the most was that Riverie had already established himself in that di...
  • Democratic candidates reconnect over Unity Breakfast

    Democratic candidates reconnect over Unity Breakfast

    Monday, August 13 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-08-13 04:50:42 GMT

    After a fierce battle in the primaries, Hawaii's Democratic party candidates woke up early Sunday to come together in unity. They gathered at the Pomaikai Ballrooms on Oahu for the traditional day-after-election Democratic Unity Breakfast, giving opponents who faced-off a chance to congratulate the winners. Gubernatorial candidate US Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who lost by about seven percentage points, said on stage, "Mahalo, everyone. Congratulations, [incumbent Gov.] David an...

    After a fierce battle in the primaries, Hawaii's Democratic party candidates woke up early Sunday to come together in unity. They gathered at the Pomaikai Ballrooms on Oahu for the traditional day-after-election Democratic Unity Breakfast, giving opponents who faced-off a chance to congratulate the winners. Gubernatorial candidate US Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who lost by about seven percentage points, said on stage, "Mahalo, everyone. Congratulations, [incumbent Gov.] David an...

  • Political analyst recaps election night surprises

    Political analyst recaps election night surprises

    Sunday, August 12 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-08-13 03:47:47 GMT

    Some landslide victories in Saturday's primary election - and some surprises, too. Political analyst Neil Milner weighs in on some of the races and tells Island News that although incumbency is the best way in, it doesn't mean you can't lose at all.  He deems State Senator Brickwood Galuteria's loss as one of the biggest surprises of the night. "It was a big surprise to all of us. A lot of these things involve local issues and local networks that you don...

    Some landslide victories in Saturday's primary election - and some surprises, too. Political analyst Neil Milner weighs in on some of the races and tells Island News that although incumbency is the best way in, it doesn't mean you can't lose at all.  He deems State Senator Brickwood Galuteria's loss as one of the biggest surprises of the night. "It was a big surprise to all of us. A lot of these things involve local issues and local networks that you don...

  • 2018 primary election: The final results revealed in the fifth printout

    2018 primary election: The final results revealed in the fifth printout

    Sunday, August 12 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-08-12 15:29:42 GMT

    The fifth and final printout for Hawaii's primary elections, released early Sunday morning.

    The fifth and final printout for Hawaii's primary elections, released early Sunday morning.

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

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

    Sunday, August 12 2018 6:03 AM EDT2018-08-12 10:03:43 GMT

    Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa hangs up her political hat - at least for now - after losing the primary election for the governor's race on Saturday night. The democrat trailed Governor Ige all night by about seven percentage points, and conceded the race after the third printout at 10:30 p.m. Her concession speech thanked her volunteers, "the backbone" of her campaign. She says she has no plans to run for another seat right now and called this the "last" of...

    Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa hangs up her political hat - at least for now - after losing the primary election for the governor's race on Saturday night. The democrat trailed Governor Ige all night by about seven percentage points, and conceded the race after the third printout at 10:30 p.m. Her concession speech thanked her volunteers, "the backbone" of her campaign. She says she has no plans to run for another seat right now and called this the "last" of...

  • Jeanné Kapela concedes District 5 race to incumbent Richard Creagan

    Jeanné Kapela concedes District 5 race to incumbent Richard Creagan

    Sunday, August 12 2018 3:33 AM EDT2018-08-12 07:33:52 GMT
    Jeanné Kapela conceded the race for State House District 5 to incumbent Richard Creagan on Saturday.  “Congratulations to Richard Creagan on his victory tonight,” said Kapela. “I’m proud to have run a strong campaign for the State House. I look forward to working with Rep. Creagan to uplift our community, including improving public education funding and increasing prosperity for working families.” Kapela's campaign said she will remain activ...
    Jeanné Kapela conceded the race for State House District 5 to incumbent Richard Creagan on Saturday.  “Congratulations to Richard Creagan on his victory tonight,” said Kapela. “I’m proud to have run a strong campaign for the State House. I look forward to working with Rep. Creagan to uplift our community, including improving public education funding and increasing prosperity for working families.” Kapela's campaign said she will remain activ...
  • Mayor Caldwell, Senator Hirono weigh in on primary election

    Mayor Caldwell, Senator Hirono weigh in on primary election

    Sunday, August 12 2018 2:23 AM EDT2018-08-12 06:23:55 GMT
    Major Kirk Caldwell and Senator Mazie Hirono weighed in on the primary election early Saturday before the first tallies were released. While Caldwell noted his endorsement of incumbent David Ige, Hirono says she has stayed out of all of the primaries except for Lieutenant Governor.  "I endorse Jill Tokuda because I've known Jill for decades," said Sentator Hirono. "And I've worked with her and she is a person of integrity and I think that she would make...
    Major Kirk Caldwell and Senator Mazie Hirono weighed in on the primary election early Saturday before the first tallies were released. While Caldwell noted his endorsement of incumbent David Ige, Hirono says she has stayed out of all of the primaries except for Lieutenant Governor.  "I endorse Jill Tokuda because I've known Jill for decades," said Sentator Hirono. "And I've worked with her and she is a person of integrity and I think that she would make...
  • Former Governor John Waihe'e: Primary election observations

    Former Governor John Waihe'e: Primary election observations

    Sunday, August 12 2018 1:42 AM EDT2018-08-12 05:42:04 GMT

    As Governor David Ige leads in the fist print out, former Governor John Waihe'e weighs in on the primary elections.

    As Governor David Ige leads in the fist print out, former Governor John Waihe'e weighs in on the primary elections.

  • Results imminent as elections staff tally ballots

    Sunday, August 12 2018 1:17 AM EDT2018-08-12 05:17:33 GMT

    With the polls now closed, and ballots off to be counted, the first round of results are expected to be released at 7pm. That's the first of four printouts set to be released tonight.  The Office of Elections staff verify absentee ballots and then feed them through the scanner. At the last check on O'ahu-at least 15,000 more absentee ballots were mailed in compared to the 2016 presidential election.  The printouts are set to be released at 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 and then ...

    With the polls now closed, and ballots off to be counted, the first round of results are expected to be released at 7pm. That's the first of four printouts set to be released tonight.  The Office of Elections staff verify absentee ballots and then feed them through the scanner. At the last check on O'ahu-at least 15,000 more absentee ballots were mailed in compared to the 2016 presidential election.  The printouts are set to be released at 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 and then ...

  • Many gather to support Governor Ige in the 'stiffest competition' in the primary

    Many gather to support Governor Ige in the 'stiffest competition' in the primary

    Sunday, August 12 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-08-12 04:29:00 GMT

    At the Pagoda, many have been getting ready for a primary party, which supporters of Governor David Ige hope will turn into a victory party later tonight. 

    At the Pagoda, many have been getting ready for a primary party, which supporters of Governor David Ige hope will turn into a victory party later tonight. 

  • Post-primary polls, Kahuku High School hitting the field

    Post-primary polls, Kahuku High School hitting the field

    Sunday, August 12 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-08-12 04:14:35 GMT

    At Kahuku High School there were about 2,500 registered voters-which are possible votes.

    At Kahuku High School there were about 2,500 registered voters-which are possible votes.

  • Primaries 2018: What those voting have to say

    Primaries 2018: What those voting have to say

    Saturday, August 11 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-08-12 03:46:37 GMT

    Voters in Honolulu's District 26 filed into McKinley High School's cafeteria ready to cast their ballots.

    Voters in Honolulu's District 26 filed into McKinley High School's cafeteria ready to cast their ballots.

  • Hanabusa makes final push before election wrap-up

    Hanabusa makes final push before election wrap-up

    Saturday, August 11 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-08-12 03:36:40 GMT
    Courtesy: Daniel Ramirez / Wikimedia CommonsCourtesy: Daniel Ramirez / Wikimedia Commons

    Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa made her final push sign-waving before she returns to her campaign headquarters on Saturday. Hanabusa and her staff set up their evening watch party in the ballroom of the Japanese Cultural Center. Early Saturday, Congresswoman Hanabusa was sign waving near Kaneohe Elementary School and then near Kalani High School. Friends and supporters will come for her Election Results Watch Party from 6 - 10 p.m.  The mood going into this is optimistic despi...

    Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa made her final push sign-waving before she returns to her campaign headquarters on Saturday. Hanabusa and her staff set up their evening watch party in the ballroom of the Japanese Cultural Center. Early Saturday, Congresswoman Hanabusa was sign waving near Kaneohe Elementary School and then near Kalani High School. Friends and supporters will come for her Election Results Watch Party from 6 - 10 p.m.  The mood going into this is optimistic despi...

  • Polls open in nine hours and politicians are non-stop campaigning

    Polls open in nine hours and politicians are non-stop campaigning

    Saturday, August 11 2018 4:09 AM EDT2018-08-11 08:09:54 GMT

    One last push leading into tomorrow's primary.

    One last push leading into tomorrow's primary.

  • Home stretch: Ige & Hanabusa both confident their vision for Hawai'i will hit home

    Home stretch: Ige & Hanabusa both confident their vision for Hawai'i will hit home

    Friday, August 10 2018 11:03 PM EDT2018-08-11 03:03:34 GMT

    It's the home stretch to the this year's primary election, and the democratic gubernatorial candidates are campaigning to the end.

    It's the home stretch to the this year's primary election, and the democratic gubernatorial candidates are campaigning to the end.

  • Primary settles most races in Democrat dominated Hawaii

    Primary settles most races in Democrat dominated Hawaii

    Friday, August 10 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-08-10 17:36:23 GMT

    Hawaii's weekend primary election will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races. 

    Hawaii's weekend primary election will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races. 

  • Big Island switches focus from Hector to primary elections

    Big Island switches focus from Hector to primary elections

    Thursday, August 9 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-08-09 22:56:25 GMT

    Pahoa and Pahala community centers are back open for early voting.

    Pahoa and Pahala community centers are back open for early voting.

  • Hawaii State Teachers Association endorses Doug Chin for congress

    Hawaii State Teachers Association endorses Doug Chin for congress

    Thursday, August 9 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-08-09 04:33:33 GMT

     HSTA announced unanimous support for the state's former Attorney General in a crowded Congressional District 1 race.  

     HSTA announced unanimous support for the state's former Attorney General in a crowded Congressional District 1 race.  

  • Candidate Campaign Messages

    Candidate Campaign Messages

  • Meet the Candidate: Doug Chin

    Meet the Candidate: Doug Chin

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-07-20 03:18:24 GMT

    Although he's never run for office, Doug Chin is no stranger to public service.

    Although he's never run for office, Doug Chin is no stranger to public service.

  • Election 2018 Videos

    Election 2018 Videos