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    Hawaii 2018 primaries: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez supports Democratic Socialist Kaniela Ing

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8487081.html


    Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, left, and congressional candidate Kaniela Ing stand for a portrait before a campaign event in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S., August 9, 2018.

    Centrist politicians, Democratic Socialists, Never Trumpers ó and lava. Hawaii politicians are fighting tooth and nail for last-minute votes in a primary election that reflects the divides seen within the Democratic Party nationwide.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic Socialist who unseated a 10-term incumbent during a primary election in New York, visited the Big Island yesterday to stump for Kaniela Ing, a fellow Democratic Socialist and Hawaii Congressional candidate.

    The 29-year-old state representative is campaigning throughout the Democratic stronghold on a host of progressive causes, including Medicare-for-all, free college tuition and cancelling student debts. Heís joined in the race by Ed Case, a 65-year-old former representative who is well-known throughout the region for his fiscally conservative policies.

    Doug Chin, the stateís former attorney general, is another candidate who gained notoriety in Hawaii after filing a lawsuit against Donald Trumpís administration for its travel restrictions against several Muslim-majority nations.



    The open governor's seat has also spurred a tight race between two Democrats who are career politicians, including one-term incumbent David Ige and Colleen Hanabusa, the state's current Congressional representative.

    Meanwhile, Hawaii's Republican Party has failed to field candidates in each of its legislative districts. Republican representative Andria Tupola is vying for the partyís nomination in Saturdayís primary, along with Ray LíHeureux, the former CEO of a Pearl Harbour nonprofit.

    As lava continued to flow from the Kilauea volcano ó a natural disaster thatís destroyed hundreds of homes and public buildings ó elected officials have grown increasingly concerned about voter turnout.

    "I don't believe the voters had a fair chance to get to know the candidates," Ric Wirick, who is running for city council, told CBS News. Authorities at the state Office of Elections initially decided to mail out 6,000 ballots and conduct the primaries in two precincts exclusively via mail, before a complaint from the American Civil Liberties Union forced it to establish a polling place in Pahoa.

    "People are still scrambling. They're still in a bit of shock," Eileen OíHara, an incumbent city councilwoman running for re-election, also told the news outlet. "Their attention is not focused on the election.Ē

    Still, candidates like Mr Ing are hoping for strong turnouts among voters who typically donít participate in primaries for midterm elections.

    "Two weeks before my race, I was polling 35 points down," Ms Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday, speaking at a campaign event for Mr Ing ó the largest political event for a Hawaii candidate in years. "And we changed that in two weeks because we were talking to people who hadnít been excited about the political process before."

    Polling closes on Saturday at 6.00pm local time. The winners of Saturday's primaries will then face off in the November 2018 midterm elections.



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    She won a single house primary race and now she's made into a poster child thanks to a complicit corporatist media complex. Insane times we live in.
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    What a propaganda campaign. This nobody person barely out of diapers doesn't even deserve to be running yet she is propelled to the spotlight on every possible occasion all over the country to promote other people running for office as if her nomination of a person would actually mean something. This lady is like an addict with her brain getting so high off the instant fame. As if she is really important. Her ego is being irreparably damaged.

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    On the bright side maybe some of these commies will vote against the defense budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudea View Post
    She won a single house primary race and now she's made into a poster child thanks to a complicit corporatist media complex. Insane times we live in.
    She’s taking way too much credit. The guy who holds the seat now was too busy climbing the DNC ladder to pay much attention to his constituents. He would have lost to a turnip if there had been one on the ballot.
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    Socialists from New York have been moving to Hawaii for a couple of decades and pushing socialism there. Unfortunately, it seems to sell with the native people. A new group of suckers for the socialist carpet baggers like Ocasio-Cortez.
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    At the rate she is being promoted they will try to run her against Trump in 2020.

    LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    At the rate she is being promoted they will try to run her against Trump in 2020.

    LOL
    Not old enough.



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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    Not old enough.
    That won't stop the Dems from trying, that is age discrimination designed to defend the white patriarchy.
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