Hawai'i Governor Fends Off Congresswoman’s Gubernatorial Bid
Incumbent Hawai'i Governor David Igewill once again be the Democratic Party nominee for the state’s highest office after fending off a challenge from, among others, Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa -- who vacated her seat in Congress to make the challenge. In November’s general election, Ige will face Republican state Representative Andria Tupola -- who made history by becoming the first Samoan/Hawaiian woman to serve as the House Minority Leader. Before becoming a politician, Tupola taught music at Leeward Community College. The Brigham Young University graduate also has a Master’s from the University of Hawaiʻi, Manoa and is currently completing a Ph.D. from the latter. The 38-year-old has a tough task ahead. There have only been two Republican Governors of Hawai'i since statehood. Taking Hanabusa’s place on the November ballot will be moderate former Congressman Ed Case. More here.