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James "Duke" Aiona

Aiona Endorses Djou For Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aiona Endorses Djou For Mayor

The former Hawaii lieutenant governor says the former congressman "has the integrity and intelligence to restore trust at City Hall."
Aiona Looking At 3 Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aiona Looking At 3 Races

The former GOP lieutenant governor has pulled papers to run for Congress, for Honolulu mayor and for state Senate.
Hanabusa To Run For Takai’s Seat In Congress? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hanabusa To Run For Takai’s Seat In Congress?

The Democrat and former congresswoman likely would scare off many potential challengers for the seat she won twice before Takai.
Hawaii Republicans Hand Donald Trump Another Victory Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Republicans Hand Donald Trump Another Victory

UPDATED 3/9/2016: Sen. Ted Cruz finishes second in the islands' GOP presidential caucus, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. John Kasich.

Duke Aiona Endorses Marco Rubio PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Duke Aiona Endorses Marco Rubio

The former Republican lieutenant governor calls the Florida senator "the kind of leader Hawaii needs in the White House."
Hawaii Governor: Ige Defeats Aiona in Landslide Vote Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor: Ige Defeats Aiona in Landslide Vote

The Democratic nominee took a big early lead over the Republican and never let up. Independent candidates Hannemann and Davis finished way at the back of the pack.
Denby Fawcett: Digging Up Dirt and Opposition Research 101 PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Digging Up Dirt and Opposition Research 101

Political operatives who supply sleazy campaign fodder against opposing candidates can suffer consequences, but their goal is victory.
Three Candidates, Three Views on Future of Fast-Growing Kakaako PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Three Candidates, Three Views on Future of Fast-Growing Kakaako

Mufi Hannemann, David Ige and Duke Aiona discuss housing, infrastructure and the governor's influence on the area under control of state redevelopment district.
Chad Blair: Republicans on Parade Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Republicans on Parade

Hawaii's longtime minority party believes 2014 could be the year of change. Really!
Thielen Donated to Hawaii GOP Candidates

Thielen Donated to Hawaii GOP Candidates

She's running for state Senate as a Democrat but contributed to the 2010 Republican ticket.
Capitol Watch: June 13

Capitol Watch: June 13

UPDATED 4:47 p.m. State drops appeal on PAC donations case; Nevada lawmaker tracked to Hawaii for bill signage; and Duckworth leaving VA.
Capitol Watch: Dec. 16

Capitol Watch: Dec. 16

Pot guru Roger Christie denied bail; Salary dispute in Kauai government; more from Inouye defending earmarks; Aiona takes VP job at alma mater; and Hawaii audit on Arizona prison contracts expected soon.
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