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GOP incumbent faces rare primary fight

The gay-marriage debate looms large, but the rivals say they transcend any single issue

By B.J. Reyes

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

~~<p>State Rep. Cynthia Thielen was first elected to her Windward Oahu district in 1990 and has been there ever since.</p>
<p>So popular is Thielen, she hasn't faced a challenger from either party since 2002, when Demo&shy;crat Avis Jervis could muster only 21 percent of the vote against the well-liked Republican.</p>
~~

State Rep. Cynthia Thielen was first elected to her Windward Oahu district in 1990 and has been there ever since.

So popular is Thielen, she hasn't faced a challenger from either party since 2002, when Demo­crat Avis Jervis could muster only 21 percent of the vote against the well-liked Republican. Login for more...



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