Yesterday, we reported that Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Honolulu) is refusing to deny reports that she is mulling a Democratic primary challenge to Gov. David Ige. Apparently, she is not alone. It is coming to the forefront that Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho (D) is also considering opposing the Governor.
Gov. Ige has further political problems. In a Civil Beat survey last May (5/18-24; 956 HI registered voters), Gov. Ige’s approval ratings had dropped into negative territory (35:38%), with 57% responding they would prefer that a new person be elected Governor. His fundraising has been poor, too. The latest financial disclosure reports show he has slightly more than $250,000 in the bank.
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