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11 running for governor

A slew of lesser-known candidates have filed to run in Hawaii’s Sept. 18 gubernatorial primary election.

The three major contenders are former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie and former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, both Democrats, and Republican Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona.

Also on the Democratic ballot will be Arturo Reyes of Waipahu, Miles Shiratori of Kaneohe and Van Tanabe of Honolulu.

Honolulu lawyer John Carroll also will appear on the GOP ballot.

Daniel Cunningham of Hilo is the lone Free Energy Party candidate.

There also are three independent candidates — Tony Clapes and Paul Manner of Honolulu and Thomas Pollard of Kailua.

Tuesday was the filing deadline.


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