UPDATED 9:14 AM PT — Thurs. Oct. 11, 2018
Republican state Representative Andria Tupola and running mate Marissa Kerns are battling to turn the governor seat red with a primary focus on addressing affordable housing.
“Priority number one is we need to house our people and I will say it over and over and over again.” — Andria Tupola, (R) gubernatorial nominee – Hawaii
Democrat incumbent Governor David Ige and lieutenant governor candidate Josh Green are hoping Hawaii voters support them on the ballot.
“I have always believed that the strength of our campaign is in the people, all of you people,” stated Governor Ige.
The race to represent the Aloha State in the Senate has come down to Republican Ron Curtis, who is challenging incumbent Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono. Curtis is running on a platform of comprehensive change across the federal government and Hirono hopes to continue to be a voice for Hawaii in the Senate.
Meanwhile in the House, former State Representative Cam Cavasso is battling to represent Hawaii’s first congressional district against former U.S. Representative Ed Case, who is trying to make a comeback to politics.
The candidates are vying for the seat left vacant by Representative Colleen Hanabusa, who left the position to garner the Democrat nomination for governor. She later lost to incumbent David Ige.
Lastly in District Two, incumbent Democrat Representative Tulsi Gabbard is facing a challenge from Republican Brian Evans.