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Gabbard cruises to victory over little-known GOP opponent

By Star-Advertiser & Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 12:56 a.m. HST, Nov 07, 2012

Former City Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard won an easy victory over little-known Republican Kawika Crowley tonight to take the U.S. House seat for Congressional District 2.

The victory was widely expected after Gabbard’s surprise Democratic primary victory over former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann in August. She went on to speak at the Democratic National Convention, appearing with U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi. 

After three printouts, Gabbard had an insurmountable lead of nearly 60 percentage points over Crowley.

Crowley, a homeless man who lives in a van on Oahu’s Windward side, did not have the backing of Hawaii GOP party and did little campaigning or fundraising.

Gabbard resigned from her council seat to allow the city to hold a special election to replace her. 

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Jsato wrote:
I cannot say I am surprised. I am still doing the jig over escaping Mufi's attempt to climb to the top.
on November 6,2012 | 08:24PM
JoeKane wrote:
Tulsi truly is inspiring and I hope that more women follow in her footsteps to take leadership and responsibility for Hawaii's future.
on November 6,2012 | 08:34PM
islandhula wrote:
This is a great day for the people of Hawaii and another first for Tulsi - our first veteran Congresswoman!
on November 6,2012 | 08:39PM
Jsato wrote:
Yeah it looks like Tulsi and Tammy Duckworth will end up being the first female combat veterans elected to Congress. Cool.
on November 6,2012 | 08:45PM
owlright wrote:
Congrats to Tulsi Gabbard and her hardworking supporters! Forward!
on November 6,2012 | 08:46PM
droid wrote:
Shout out to Republican Kawika Crowley as well. Any time a homeless man gets 40,000 votes (and this may be the first time in U.S. history), you know he will be a bigger hero to the working poor then any candidate the Democrats can put up.
on November 6,2012 | 09:34PM
Kapaho wrote:
We are looking at our future US senator after Inouye retires.
on November 6,2012 | 10:26PM
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