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Sanders Backers Dispute Delegate Count Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Sanders Backers Dispute Delegate Count

UPDATED: Hawaii supporters of Bernie Sanders are asking Democratic superdelegates to reflect the state's landslide caucus vote.
New Political Parties Get Their Shot On Hawaii Ballots This Year PF Bentley/Civil Beat

New Political Parties Get Their Shot On Hawaii Ballots This Year

UPDATED: The Hawaii Constitution Party, the Hawaii Independent Party and the American Shopping Party have qualified.
Caldwell: ‘I Want To Keep This Job’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: ‘I Want To Keep This Job’

The mayor of Honolulu, who still faces no serious opponent, officially files for re-election.
Hawaii Lawmakers Send ‘Ballot Selfie’ Bill To Governor Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Send ‘Ballot Selfie’ Bill To Governor

Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter. Next election, voters could share a photo of their marked ballot on social media.
A Decade Of Influence: A&B Has Given More Than $600K To Politicians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Decade Of Influence: A&B Has Given More Than $600K To Politicians

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is the biggest single beneficiary of the longtime real estate and agriculture company's donations.
Ad Watch: Touting Caldwell’s Long Love Affair With Infrastructure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ad Watch: Touting Caldwell’s Long Love Affair With Infrastructure

A new radio ad time-travels to paint Caldwell as the guy who's always been passionate about fixing roads and sewers.
Hawaii Gets Another Superdelegate For Democratic Convention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gets Another Superdelegate For Democratic Convention

In a surprise to local party officials, Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui was added just before the presidential preference poll, bringing the total to 10.
Caucus ‘Chaos’: Complaints Follow Hawaii Democrats’ Presidential Preference Poll Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caucus ‘Chaos’: Complaints Follow Hawaii Democrats’ Presidential Preference Poll

UPDATED: The state’s Saturday balloting was criticized by many voters, but local party officials defended the process.
Senate Panel Nixes Proposal To Ease Campaign-To-Campaign Donations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Panel Nixes Proposal To Ease Campaign-To-Campaign Donations

Hawaii candidates will not be able to give their campaign money directly to other campaigns, but they can still buy tickets to other politicians' fundraisers.

Weekend At Bernie’s: Hawaii Democrats Embrace Sanders Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Weekend At Bernie’s: Hawaii Democrats Embrace Sanders

UPDATED 3/27/2016: The senator from Vermont trounces former secretary of state Hillary Clinton by a landslide in President Barack Obama's home state.
Ad Watch: Clinton, Sanders Ads Now In Heavy Hawaii Rotation

Ad Watch: Clinton, Sanders Ads Now In Heavy Hawaii Rotation

Team Clinton's two new TV spots are supplemented by Facebook ads, while Sanders adds TV and radio commercials featuring Tulsi Gabbard.
More Fundraising For Kirk Caldwell Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Fundraising For Kirk Caldwell

The Honolulu mayor is holding his 32nd campaign event since his election in 2012.
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