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Hawai'i Governor Fends Off Congresswoman’s Gubernatorial Bid

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 CaseMore here.

Another Mother of the Movement Kicks Off Political Campaign 

Another Mother of the Movement Kicks Off Political Campaign 

Former Imprisoned Congressman May Get New Trial

Former Imprisoned Congressman May Get New Trial