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Governor David Ige, Ed Case, Tulsi Gabbard Take Profits in Hawaii Democratic Primary: NPR



Hawaiian Governor David Ige faced a major challenge in 2016 and won the nomination of his party on Saturday.

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Hawaiian Governor David Ige, pictured in 2016, faced a major challenge to his re-election and won the nomination for his party on Saturday.

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Updated at 8:56 am ET

The results of the Hawaii primary show that Democrat Governor David Ige is likely to keep his job following a challenge from Congressman Colleen Hanabusa, currently representing Hawaii's 1st congressional district ,

In other high-profile contests, former Congressman Ed Case seemed to have returned to Washington to represent Hawaii's 1st congressional district, while Representative Tulsi Gabbard easily won re-election in the party nomination to represent Hawaii's 2nd congressional district. 19659009] Hawaii is strongly democratic, and like other areas where one party strongly dominates, the primary acts mainly as the general election.

In January, a false warning of an impending rocket attack on Hawaii caused a panic official notification was sent for 38 minutes. Hanabusa grabbed Gov. Ige & # 39; s handling of the incident in their campaign to drop him off.

But in the months since, "Ige has responded to other natural disasters, including historical floods on Kauai and Kilauea eruptions on the Big Island, which destroyed more than 700 homes and swapped thousands," Hawaii News Now reports. The governor "also propagated the work of the state to defend itself against the Trump government, including travel bans."

Ige becomes the Republican Hawaii Rep. Andria Tupola face parliamentary elections after Tupola won the Republicans on Saturday.

Several Democrats ran to fill the 1st congressional district headquarters Hanabusa said she would give up to run for governor. The district includes Honolulu, Hawaii's largest city.

Results late on Saturday local time showed Ed Case 39.1 percent of the vote in a field of seven Democrats vying for their party nomination for the job.

Ed Case previously represented Hawaii in Congress between 2002 and 2007. He told the Associated Press he ran again because the government "does not work at all" and he says he can help.

The Honolulu Star Advertiser says Case describes himself as a "moderate mainstream Democrat".

"I think the message I made there is that we fix our government and try to solve problems instead of making them worse and trying to talk instead of shouting at each other, I think voters have then looking for that, "said Case on Friday, reports the paper.

Case was a member of the Blue Dog group of Democrats in Congress, who are more conservative than many others in their party. In November he will compete in the election campaign against the Republican Cam Cavasso.

Democrat Tulsi Gabbard won re-election as a Democrat candidate to represent the largely rural areas of Hawaii's second congressional district, where she has served since her first election in 2012. 19659009] Gabbard will face Republican Brian Evans, who was undisputed in the Republican primaries in the November general election.


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