One candidate, perennial also-ran Paul Manner, is running for both governor and the 1st Congressional District. The nonpartisan Honolulu resident has been turning up on state election filings for at least a decade now. In 2000 Manner ran as a Libertarian against Sen. Daniel Akaka but didn’t make it past the primary.
Another gay pride parade will be held Saturday in Waikiki. There aren’t usually two pride parades in Honolulu, let alone in the same month; organizers said a scheduling glitz was to blame. Regardless, it will be interesting to see if the second parade will attract political and business support as did the June 5 parade, given that Gov. Linda Lingle must announce her intentions on Hawaii civil unions by this Monday.