Candidates on the left, a candidate on the right and now a former Honolulu Mayor hopes to snatch up votes right down the middle.
Mufi Hannemann has just announced he's getting in the governor's race as an Independent candidate.
Hannemann's been in politics and government since the 1970s. He says he's a life-long democrat, but has concerns with party's current direction.
"I feel that the party has strayed from working class values – from representing people who are trying to better themselves economically," said Hannemann.
If Hannemann wants to better himself politically, running as a Democrat would make things difficult. He's already lost in Democratic primaries to Neil Abercrombie in 2010 and Tulsi Gabbard in 2012. Running as an Independent gives Hannemann an easier path to the general election.
"I do better in general elections and that's what I think is important. Yes I lost big Democratic primaries. There's a reason, but in the general election, we really like our chances," said Hannemann.
But political analyst Neal Milner says Hannemann's certainly no shoo-in as an Independent.
"He hasn't won statewide elections. The only larger elections he won was the big one as mayor, as a non-partisan," said Milner. "He can think about drawing some of the Democrats, some of the Republicans and people that stay loyal to Mufi. But, Mufi is not in a situation that he's been in the past."
The general election could shape up as a three-way battle between Hannemann, Republican Duke Aiona and the winner of the Democratic primary – between Neil Abercrombie and David Ige.
Hannemann says he's ready for the election challenge and believes he's the fresh new approach.
The primary election will be held on Aug. 9.