WASHINGTON — Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36 governorships at stake.
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This fall, incumbent Tulsi Gabbard is facing challenger Kawika Crowley for the second time.
Only one Hawaii Island candidate made it to the General Election in the race for an at-large seat on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.
Candidates seeking a U.S. Senate seat for Hawaii have divergent views of what the state, and West Hawaii in particular, need most.
Even when they’re not talking about business, candidates for House districts 5 and 6 seats are talking about — business.
This November, two Libertarians face a formidable challenge against two well-known Democrats for the state Senate districts 3 and 4 seats.
Does the Big Island have a libertarian streak?
Voters in County Council District 5 will have another clean slate of candidates to choose from this general election.
Mufi Hannemann sees the economy as the top issue facing Hawaii, and he says state leadership needs to break out of its “same old, same old” mindset to fix it.
Hawaii’s high cost of living is a prime target in former Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona’s plans for improving the state.
Jeff Davis deems Hawaii’s current political system a failure, leading to the nation’s highest taxes, highest cost of living, highest incidence of methamphetamine abuse per capita and lowest voter turnout, among other woes.
Nearing the end of her first two-year term on County Council, incumbent Kohala Councilwoman Margaret Wille already established a reputation as a big thinker not afraid to buck the status quo.
Diversifying the economy is the key to making Hawaii a better place to live, says David Ige, a longtime state legislator running for governor on the Democratic ticket.
Self-sustainability is the recipe for the future for Ron Gonzales, a restaurateur vying for the County Council District 9 seat.