Hawaii News By JOHN BURNETT Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Nakashima KOOHAN PAIK-MANDER Editor’s note: This is one of a series of intermittent stories about contests in the Aug. 11 primary election. The state House District 1 Democratic primary race pits a 10-year legislator against a community activist who’s running for office for the first time. ADVERTISING State Rep. Mark Nakashima, a 55-year-old former teacher, said he’ll be “standing on the record that I’ve compiled over the last 10 years” representing the sprawling district that encompasses Hamakua, North Hilo and a portion of South Hilo. His opponent, Koohan Paik-Mander is development director for Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action and former coordinator of the Asia-Pacific program at the International Forum on Globalization, a San Francisco-based think tank co-founded by her husband, Jerry Mander. She was … [Read more...] about State House District 1: Incumbent to face first-time candidate
Democrats $146 million raised from April 1 to June 30 Republicans $102 million raised from April 1 to June 30 The latest fundraising numbers for House races are in, and for the second time this year, Democrats outraised Republicans. Of the 59 challengers who outraised their incumbent opponent — 56 are Democrats and only three are Republicans. Democrats 56 outraised incumbent Republicans 3 outraised incumbent Democratic challengers are ahead of where Republicans were in 2010. In 2010, 44 incumbent Democrats lagged behind; now it’s 56 incumbent Republicans trailing their Democratic opponent. Republicans flipped 64 seats in 2010 — 22 of which the GOP candidate outraised a Democratic incumbent at this point in the election cycle. Let's look at those 56 races In some races, the difference is a few thousand dollars; in others, it’s millions. But not all races in which Democrats outpace the incumbent are competitive. We’ve grouped races using the Cook … [Read more...] about 56 Democrats outraised GOP incumbents. Here’s where it could make a difference.
Essex Jct. voters have a pair of Democratic incumbents and a Republican challenger vying for support heading into the August primary. Democrats Lori Houghton and Dylan Giambatista are both running for re-election in the Chittenden 8-2 district alongside Republican John R. Brennan. So voters can get to know the candidates, The Essex Reporter posed them a series of questions, giving a 400-word limit to split between three answers. They were also asked to provide a short biography. Brennan didn’t respond by press time. Reached via phone on Tuesday morning, he said he’s been busy at work and isn’t always great at checking his email. Another round of questions will be posed in the coming months since all village candidates will move on to the general election in November. Next week’s Reporter will feature the Chittenden 8-1 candidates. Here are the questions and each candidate’s responses: 1. Why are you running for office, and why are you qualified to serve? … [Read more...] about Republican challenger faces incumbent Democrats in 8-2 district
Will Schmitt Springfield News-Leader Published 3:30 p.m. UTC Jul 25, 2018 The presumptive next speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives is among the Republican lawmakers in Greene and Christian counties facing challenges from within the GOP. While most of the incumbent state legislators have enjoyed comfortable margins during general elections, several won't get a pass in the Aug. 7 primary. Here's a look at local GOP primary races that are contested. 134th District (incumbent: Elijah Haahr) Rep. Elijah Haahr, a local attorney, was chosen by his GOP colleagues in Jefferson City to succeed House Speaker Todd Richardson. For that to happen, House Republicans will need to keep their majority — and Haahr will need to secure a fourth and final House term. "We are not taking the election for granted," he said, adding that he has been and will be actively campaigning. Haahr sponsored a tax reform bill this year that cuts individual income tax … [Read more...] about Republican incumbents face primary challenges in local statehouse races
Gov. Chris Sununu takes a walking tour of businesses Thursday, July 19, in downtown North Conway. Sununu’s gubernatorial duties take him all across the state, giving him a chance to get in front of voters without officially campaigning for his re-election in November. Courtesy By PAUL STEINHAUSER For the Monitor Monday, July 23, 2018 Print Call it one of the perks of being an incumbent. From Wolfeboro to Tamworth to North Conway, Gov. Chris Sununu spent Thursday touring through Carroll County and hearing from local business owners.While the governor’s office listed the trip as part of Sununu’s duties as governor, the stops got him out among potential Granite State voters with less than four months to go until he’s up for re-election for a second two-year term in the corner office. “One of the nice things about being an incumbent governor is the line, so to speak, between campaigning and governing can be pretty fuzzy,” University of … [Read more...] about With election nearing, Sununu enjoying the benefits of incumbency