Kahele Wins Democratic Primary, Moves On to General ElectionAugust 8, 2020, 8:19 PM HST (Updated August 8, 2020, 8:19 PM)
Sen. Kai Kahele wins Democratic primary for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District seat and will move on to the general election in November.
Kahele captured 33,566 on the Big Island as of 8 p.m. The senator is vying for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s seat, who decided not to run for re-election.
In the race for District 5 representative, Jeanne Kapela had a commanding lead with 3,177 votes over Colehour Bondera who so far grabbed 1,401 votes.
This is the first year Hawai‘i has conducted all mail-in voting during a primary election. Another count of the votes will be done at 10 p.m.