Lt. Gov. Green Wins Hawaii Democratic Gubernatorial Nomination

    Photo: AP [via Hawai'i Public Radio]

    The Facts

    • Hawaii's Lt. Gov. Josh Green, a Democrat who served in the Hawaii state legislature from 2004-2018, will face Republican Duke Aiona in the general election for Hawaii's governor, as both party's favorites moved past the primary stage.

    • As of Sun. morning, Green had obtained 63.7% of the vote, with former Hawaii first lady Vicky Cayetano and Rep. Kai Kahele with 21.4% and 13.7%, respectively.

    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    At a pivotal time in the state's history, where pandemic recovery and increases in the cost of living and affordable housing are near emergencies, Hawaii's Democrats have clearly placed their faith in Green, who has clear policy solutions to lead Hawaii through turbulent times.

    Republican narrative

    Hawaii's Republican candidates should not be dismissed - in this deeply liberal state, many GOP members are pro-choice and support gay marriage and gun control. It's vital that the Aloha State has a healthy two-party system, and Aiona offers voters an alternative to the entrenched Democratic establishment to battle the state's pandemic and economic crises.

    Political split



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