Takai triumphant over Kim, 5 others; will face Djou
By Gordon Y.K. Pang
Aug. 9, 2014
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KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER State Rep. Mark Takai, surrounded by wife Sami and family members, reacted to the second round of results showing a lead over opponent Donna Mercado Kim in the race Saturday for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District at Ferguson’s Irish Pub in downtown Honolulu.
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM Donna Mercado Kim waited in the wings with her communications director Stacey Pares for a television interview following the first returns Saturday night.
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM Donna Mercado Kim spoke to her supporters following the first printout on Saturday night.
KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Mayor Kirk Caldwell stood in support of Rep. Mark Takai after Takai's acceptance speech for his nomination as the democratic candidate for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District at Ferguson's Irish Pub downtown on Saturday.