Kahele wins Hawaii Democratic primary for Gabbard’s seat
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HONOLULU (AP) — Kai Kahele was prepared to do the unthinkable: take on an incumbent from his own party for a U.S. House seat.
He felt so strongly that Hawaii residents were being hurt by the presidential ambitions of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard that he announced early on he would challenge his fellow Democrat.
Then, just months after Kahele got in the race, Gabbard announced she wouldn’t seek re-election to the House seat she had held since 2013 and would instead focus on her campaign for the White House.
Kahele’s bold move paved the way for him to claim an easy victory Saturday in the Democratic primary for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District.
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August 9, 2020 at 9:45 PM #345409gordyflParticipant
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She may have given up her seat in Congress, but I’m glad she ran. If she runs again in 2024 I’ll support her against Joe….or his VP.
August 9, 2020 at 10:27 PM #345422Jim LaneParticipant
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In both 2016 and 2018, she faced primary challenges. Unsurprisingly, there were many people on DU who were enthusiastic about ousting her. Nevertheless, she won those Democratic primaries, in each case with more than 80% of the vote. Her general-election wins were also landslides.
She said she was giving up her House seat because of the demands of running for President. She could’ve done more good by staying in the House instead of launching a long-shot national campaign.
August 10, 2020 at 12:18 AM #345455IorekParticipant
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Seems like a Senate platform would suit her well.
August 10, 2020 at 12:24 AM #345457Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Do we have any Hawaiians here?
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton
August 10, 2020 at 5:15 AM #3455613fingerbrownParticipant
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I hope she runs for senate, we could use someone who could speak for us non millionaires.
All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.
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