HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii housing developers have endorsed state Sen. Norman Sakamoto in the contest for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.
BUILD-PAC Hawaii, the political arm of the Building Industry Association of Hawaii, announced its support on Wednesday.
Sakamoto is vying in the Sept. 18 primary election against six rivals - former state Sens. Robert Bunda and Gary Hooser, Reps. Lyla Berg and Jon Riki Karamatsu, former state Democratic Party Chairman Brian Schatz and school Principal Steve Hirakami.
A spokeswoman for the association says Sakamoto was the hands-down choice because he is a long-standing member and he has supported the group's goals.
Lawyer Adrienne King and Rep. Lynn Finnegan are seeking the Republican nomination.
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