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Duke Aiona enters the race for governorUPDATED 9:33 PM HST May 19, 2014Video Transcript
Commitment 2014 news ... The race for Governor of Hawaii just picked up a new candidate.. Duke Aiona announced today that he running for the state's top job again. KITV-4 's Ann Sterling talked with the republican candidate about the issues he thinks the state needs to focus on. 14-22 SNAPPING SELFIES WITH SUPPORTERS... 1.16 now we have to take a pic because that was video IT'S A NEW AGE OF CAMPAIGNING... AND REPUBLICAN DUKE AIONA EMBRACED IT AS HE OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED HE'S RUNNING TO BECOME THE 8TH GOVERNOR FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII. 4.37- 46 at 8 this morning our nomination papers were filed. THIS IS NOT AIONA'S FIRST ATTEMPT AT THE STATE'S TOP JOB... BACK IN 20-10, HE LOST TO GOVENOR NEIL ABER-CROMBIE... BUT AIONA SAYS THIS IS NOT A RE-MATCH. 13.18- 29 I don't consider this a rematch, not at all. This is a new campaign, new issues, different concerns. AIONA SAYS EDUCATION, THE ECONOMY AND BATTLING HOMELESSNES S ARE TOP PRIORITES IN HIS CAMPAIGN..... BUT EVEN THOUGH THE CATHOLIC OPPOSES GAY MARRIAGE... HE SAYS THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE A THEME IN THE GOVERNORS RACE. 13.43-47 im not going to make it an issue. The law has been passed. We'll move on with issues that are in the forefront. 14.31 do you believe gay marriage will come up in the election at all? You don't believe it's going to be in the forefront? Only if you ask the question. 4.39 so your going to slide past this one. I'm not sliding past the question . You asked, I answered. THE REPUBLICAN SAYS... RIGHT NOW HE BELIEVES THIS IS A 2 WAY RACE BETWEEN HIM AND GOVERNOR ABER- CROMBIE AND HE'S NOT WILLING TO TURN IT INTO A BATTLE OF CONSERVATIV E VERSUS LIBERAL... 16.12 -17 right now it's myself and the governor who have officially filed 14.53 I don't use labels. I'm a republican running as a republican. I think the republican platform is all about trust, respect and balance. ANN STERLING KITV-4 NEWS. State Senator David Ige has announced he is running in the Democratic Race--where he faces Abercrombie. Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann has also announced he is running as a candidate for the Independent party. Hawaii's primary election is on August 9th.