Winners of Hawaii’s Democratic primaries favored in November

HONOLULU (AP) — The winners of most of the Democratic Party’s primary races in Hawaii this weekend will be the favorites to win the general election in November.

The most hotly contested matches in this deeply blue state on Saturday are for governor and the state’s 1st Congressional District.

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is challenging one-term incumbent Gov. David Ige in the gubernatorial primary.

Three Republicans, including House Minority Leader state Rep. Andria Tupola, are vying for the Republican nomination.

Six major figures from the Democratic Party are competing to succeed Hanabusa in Washington.

They include a fiscal conservative Blue Dog Democrat, a democratic socialist and two candidates who have made their names being critics of President Donald Trump.

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