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Tsutsui, Sutton best in their races


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 26, 2014

~~<p>The primary races for lieutenant governor take on added significance this year, as political parties focus on sending the strongest team of candidates to the general election. What's shaping up as a four-party race in November all but guarantees a split vote that could hinge on the overall strength of the ticket, rather than simply the appeal of the gubernatorial standard-bearer at the top.</p>
<p class="p1">Among the field of five candidates vying for the Democratic nomination, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser endorses incumbent Lt. Gov. Shan S. Tsutsui. The 42-year-old Maui native represents the future of his party and of Hawaii, as a new generation rightly takes the lead and as neighbor islands add population at a faster rate than Oahu.&nbsp;</p>
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The primary races for lieutenant governor take on added significance this year, as political parties focus on sending the strongest team of candidates to the general election. What's shaping up as a four-party race in November all but guarantees a split vote that could hinge on the overall strength of the ticket, rather than simply the appeal of the gubernatorial standard-bearer at the top.

Among the field of five candidates vying for the Democratic nomination, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser endorses incumbent Lt. Gov. Shan S. Tsutsui. The 42-year-old Maui native represents the future of his party and of Hawaii, as a new generation rightly takes the lead and as neighbor islands add population at a faster rate than Oahu.  Login for more...



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