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Colleen Hanabusa

Inside Ige’s Political Turnaround — And How Hanabusa Helped Him Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Inside Ige’s Political Turnaround — And How Hanabusa Helped Him

Two natural disasters and an opponent whose overconfident campaign tried to run out the clock helped the governor secure a second term.

Chad Blair: On The Day After, Democratic Dominance On Display Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: On The Day After, Democratic Dominance On Display

As always, winners and losers came together in the same room just hours after the primary for the biennial Unity Breakfast.

Ige Defeats Hanabusa In Democratic Primary For Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Defeats Hanabusa In Democratic Primary For Governor

Incumbent Hawaii Gov. David Ige will be heavily favored in the general election against the GOP nominee, state Rep. Andria Tupola.

State Fines Pro-Hanabusa Super PAC $3,000 Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

State Fines Pro-Hanabusa Super PAC $3,000

The fine, levied against upstart super PAC Defend Hawaii Now, comes amid a last-minute spending push in the days before the primary election.

Hanabusa’s Legacy in Congress: From Military Spending To A Post Office In Kahala Rep. Colleen Hanabusa

Hanabusa’s Legacy in Congress: From Military Spending To A Post Office In Kahala

In D.C., the Democratic candidate for governor prided herself on funneling military dollars to Hawaii and was a strong advocate for the fishing industry.

Carpenters Union Pumps $3 Million Into Hawaii’s Primary Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Carpenters Union Pumps $3 Million Into Hawaii’s Primary Race

The union’s super PAC is flexing its political muscle in support of Colleen Hanabusa for governor and Josh Green for lieutenant governor.

A Livelier Ige Comes Out Swinging In One-On-One Interview Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Livelier Ige Comes Out Swinging In One-On-One Interview

The governor was feisty and playful in responding to criticism from Congresswoman Hanabusa and her supporters.

Ige, Hanabusa Want Cap Lifted On Counties’ Share Of Hotel Tax Revenue Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Ige, Hanabusa Want Cap Lifted On Counties’ Share Of Hotel Tax Revenue

The Democratic candidates for governor faced off Tuesday night for perhaps the final time before the Aug. 11 primary.

Civil Beat Poll: Ige Ahead Of Hanabusa In Hawaii Governor’s Race Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Ige Ahead Of Hanabusa In Hawaii Governor’s Race

Gov. David Ige, after trailing Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa in a May poll, now leads by 9 percentage points among likely primary voters.

Hanabusa Attacks Ige’s 2005 Vote Against Environmental Fund Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Attacks Ige’s 2005 Vote Against Environmental Fund

Ige says he doesn’t remember why he voted against creation of the Legacy Land Conservation Program, but that he supports it now.

Hanabusa Softens Criticism Of Ige But Stays On Message Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Softens Criticism Of Ige But Stays On Message

The Democratic candidate for governor fields questions on rail, super PACs, homelessness and women.

Lawyer Vs. Engineer: Governor’s Race A Battle Of Leadership Styles Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawyer Vs. Engineer: Governor’s Race A Battle Of Leadership Styles

Personalities, not ideologies, are at the heart of the contest between incumbent David Ige and Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa.