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Head of the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi reviews 2022 election

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Josh Green
FILE - Current Lt. Gov. Josh Green campaigns for governor in the 2022 primary election on Oʻahu.

Democrats have been the dominant Hawaiʻi political party save for 20 years ago when voters chose the Republican ticket of Linda Lingle and Duke Aiona. This year's primary election positioned Lt. Gov. Josh Green to be on the edge of claiming the top job as governor and House Finance Chair Sylvia Luke as number two on the Democratic ticket.

The Conversation talked to Dennis Jung, chair of the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi, about the election results. Will the recent public corruption scandals move residents to vote Republican this year? Or will Democrat voters rally together as the candidates mostly did at the traditional unity breakfast over the weekend?

This interview aired on The Conversation on Aug. 16, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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