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The local party is conducting its presidential primary by mail-in voting and asking voters to rank candidates in order of preference.
So much changed nationally, including control of the U.S. House and the election of scores of women. But not here.
Kealii Lopez on her party’s deep bench, the challenge for local Republicans and the state of Democrats under Trump.
As always, winners and losers came together in the same room just hours after the primary for the biennial Unity Breakfast.
The party says it really didn’t mean to promote the gubernatorial candidate over her Democratic rivals, including Gov. David Ige.
The backlash over using a Hawaiian song title without permission has been building for weeks and surfaced at the state Democratic Convention.
On the event’s second and final day, delegates replace chairman Tim Vandeveer with Kealii Lopez.
Facing an uphill battle for re-election, the governor repeatedly stated, “We can be proud as Democrats,” as two-day event began.