But Democratic Sen. Bennette Misalucha and GOP challenger Kelly Kitashima differ on how to diversify the economy and control the state’s budget.
The party has struggled for the past decade to gain a meaningful foothold in the islands. The rise of Donald Trump and the radical right has only made the situation more dire.
Seven proposed county charter amendments are on the ballot this fall.
Lawyers argue that if not for their current place of residence, the plaintiffs would otherwise be eligible to vote under the overseas voting laws.
But the situation with the more than $9 billion project is so fluid right now that both Amemiya and Blangiardi struggle to say how they’ll handle it.
As campaigns start to ramp up again, unions and other interest groups are donating heavily to candidates and to buy ads in support or opposition.
Little is known about Hui O Maui Citizens For Change but the group is backing conservative-leaning members.
The issues include County Council term lengths and giving the council and certain boards more disciplinary powers.