by Andrew Walden
In their Gubernatorial primary, Hawaii Republicans are facing choices including anti-vaxxer Gary Cordery, retired MMA fighter BJ Penn, and the cocaine dealer’s ex-wife, Councilmember Heidi Tsuneyoshi.
But, on June 4, 2022, former Lt Governor James Duke Aiona pulled papers.
(UPDATE: Aiona filed for Governor just before the deadline Tuesday, June 7, 2022.)
Will Hawaii Republicans manage to field a credible candidate for Governor?
Duke has until Tuesday to file.
HNN: Former Lt. Gov. James ‘Duke’ Aiona files papers to run for governor
May, 2022: VIDEO: Republican Gubernatorial and Lt Gov Candidates Forum
June 4, 2022: 471 Candidates Pull Papers -- 284 file
2016: Duke Aiona Open Letter to Donald Trump
2022: Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Obtains Divorce -- After Trying to Keep Case Records Secret
MMA News: Gov. Candidate BJ Penn Accused Of Being Ignorant About Hawaii Politics
Video: Gary Cordery leads protesters outside Josh Green’s condo