Honolulu mayoral candidate Ben Cayetano has been hospitalized with bleeding ulcer, according to Cayetano campaign spokeswoman Charlyn Honda Masini.
The former governor went to the hospital Sunday night. He will remain hospitalized until further tests and corrective surgery are completed.
Barring complications, he is expected to be discharged by Wednesday.
While governor, Cayetano suffered a similar episode and was hospitalized for five days.
Cayetano is running for Honolulu mayor this Saturday in Hawaii's Primary Election.
Kirk Caldwell, Cayetano's opponent in this Saturday's election, said, "Donna and I are keeping the Cayetano family in our thoughts today, and we wish Ben a speedy recovery."
Executive Director of Pacific Resource Partnership John White released the following statement:
"We are suspending the broadcast of our television and radio commercials. The decision was made as soon as we learned about Governor Cayetano's condition. We have contacted the television and radio stations playing our commercials and have asked them to take our spots off the air. We hope Governor Ben Cayetano will make a speedy and full recovery."