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Tough issues face Council hopefuls


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 21, 2012

~~<p>The City Council special election to fill the seat of Tulsi Gabbard, now the Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress, surely ranks among the marquee contests to be decided on the ballot Nov. 6.</p>
<p>Although only one candidate, former Councilman Jon Yoshimura, has officially tossed his hat in the ring, there is a lot of tentative interest from other current and former office-holders, including veterans of the campaign process. The crowded field, coupled with the shortened window of time for the race, is likely to turn the next two months into a political wrestling match, and place a heavy responsibility on voters of Council District 6 to cut through the fog and make their best choice.</p>
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The City Council special election to fill the seat of Tulsi Gabbard, now the Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress, surely ranks among the marquee contests to be decided on the ballot Nov. 6.

Although only one candidate, former Councilman Jon Yoshimura, has officially tossed his hat in the ring, there is a lot of tentative interest from other current and former office-holders, including veterans of the campaign process. The crowded field, coupled with the shortened window of time for the race, is likely to turn the next two months into a political wrestling match, and place a heavy responsibility on voters of Council District 6 to cut through the fog and make their best choice. Login for more...



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