Hawaii-Owned bars and rods, of challenge, is the GOP Tupola in November

Hawaii Gov. David Ige greets supporters in his campaign headquarters, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 in Honolulu.

(Associated Press)

Hawaii Gov. David Ige won the state’s Democratic primary on Saturday in his bid for a second term, overcoming sharp criticism after a false missile alert in January.

Ige defeated U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who gave up her seat in Congress to run for Governor.

“I just got off the phone with Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, and they wished us congratulations and even more important, you promised your support to ensure that we can choose a Democratic Governor,” Ige said in a speech after the victory Hanabusa acknowledged, according to Hawaii News Now tweet.

#BREAKING: @HawaiiNewsNow projects Andria Tupola as the winner of the Hawaii Republican gubernatorial primary race.

— Hawaii News Now (@HawaiiNewsNow) August 12, 2018

The incumbent in November, will face state Rep. Andria Tupola, who won the primary, the Republican Governor elections.

Tuopla defeated former state sen. John Carroll for the party strong.

“If it is a step in the General, then to every man-the game,” Tupola said. “It’s not a party event is, have a look at the best candidates, and make your best choose.”

Tupola said, Hawaii News Now, is that your goal “is at the end of the day, to serve the people.”

U.S. REP Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, is that her seat in Congress to run for Hawaii Governor, in conversation with another guest at an event in Honolulu, April 28, 2018.

(Associated Press)

Ige faced a tough primary challenge after a 38-minute delayed reaction to the Hawaii false missile alert. The incident was not expected that large loom on voters ‘ minds on Saturday.

The officials accidentally sent out a warning of an impending rocket attack, promising “THIS IS NOT a drill”, to mobile phones, radios and TVs on Jan. 13.

Hanabusa used the false alarm as a key campaign cudgel against Ige.

Gov. David Ige, who leads in the state’s democratic gubernatorial primary, coming in his election-night headquarters. #HINews

— Hawaii News Now (@HawaiiNewsNow) August 12, 2018

But the Governor dealing with the Kilauea volcano, the last eruption that destroyed more than 700 homes and displaced thousands, as well as devastating floods on Kauai, have enhanced his stature.

“The most important thing about the choice the fact that we speech people have been elections, and the people have spoken,” said Hanabusa during her concession. “It was a question that the people the choice.”

US house primaries

In the state’s U.S. house primaries, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard won the democratic nomination in Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District.

Gabbard will face singer Brian Evans of Maui in the General election in November. He ran unopposed for the Republican party nomination.

#BREAKING: @HawaiiNewsNow projects Ed case wins the Democratic primary for Hawaii’s second constituency. #HINews

— Hawaii News Now (@HawaiiNewsNow) August 12, 2018

In 1. District, former U.S. Rep. Ed case defeated Lieutenant Gov. Doug chin in the democratic race, while the candidate Cam Cavasso is the leading opponent Raymond Rene Vinole by a large margin on the Republican side.

“I think the voters want to work in Washington again, this is the number one issue,” said case. “I was clear to say, we need to fix Washington, and we need to work together, and the message clearly resonated with many voters.”

Gabbard, Sherry Alu Campagna defeated, to represent their party’s candidate, rural Oahu and the neighbor Islands in Congress.

Campagna had criticized Gabbard for refusing to debate you, in view of the fact that Gabbard had argued in the past that the candidates should be in the debates, to participate, to present their positions and will be held accountable for their opinions.

Gabbard was first elected to the U.S. house in 2012. It is one of the first female fight-to serve veterans in Congress. You deployed to Iraq and Kuwait with the Hawaii National Guard.

A small surge of voters take to the polls, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, Puhi, Kauai, Hawaii.

(The garden island via AP)

Other Breeds

In Hawaii U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Maize Hirono ran freely in its primary, while Ron Curtis won the Republican final.

Hirono was first elected to the Senate in 2012. It is the country’s first Asian-American female senator.

Curtis faces an uphill battle. The winner of the Democratic primary is almost guaranteed to win in the elections in Hawaii.

In the lieutenant governor’s race, Democrat Josh Green leads in polls by a few percentage points, while Republicans Steve Lipscomb leads by a small margin.

The winners of most of the Democratic party primary race will win the favorites of the General election in November.

The Associated Press and Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

Amy Lieu is a news editor and a reporter for Fox News.

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