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GOP officials desperately want to stop losing seats. They’re already down to five in the 76-member Legislature.
Even though Democrats dominate the islands, the state GOP has more money than in recent years thanks to a few big donations.
The GOP is unable to field candidates in a growing number of races — and that, worry experts, is a problem for democracy and government transparency.
A west Oahu lawmaker, a perennial candidate and a former education official are vying to become just the third Republican governor since statehood.
At their state convention Saturday, the islands’ Republicans hear optimistic predictions about the midterm elections.
State Chairwoman Shirlene Ostrov says Republicans have the tools and money to start winning elections in the islands.
She’s running against state Rep. Andria Tupola and wants “to rebuild the party and offer voters a real choice.”
About 400 people attended a gala dinner — and some of them plan to journey to Washington for the inauguration.
With few exceptions, Democrats are winning the money game against Republican opponents in key state House and Senate races.