As expected, Attorney General Doug Chin (D) officially became a congressional candidate in the open 1st District earlier this week. Mr. Chin made national headlines when he sued the Trump Administration over the travel ban Executive Order that the President issued early in his tenure. Mr. Chin has never run for elective office, however, as the AG is an appointed position in Hawaii. He also served as Honolulu’s City Manager, and as a prosecuting attorney. Currently in the Democratic primary are state Sen. Donna Mercado Kim (D-Moanalua), state Rep. Kaniela Ing (D-Kihei), and Honolulu City Councilman Ernie Martin. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Honolulu) is leaving the seat to challenge Gov. David Ige in the Democratic primary.
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