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11 vying for Hawaii's second highest post

HONOLULU (AP) - Eleven candidates want to be Hawaii's lieutenant governor, a post that most political observers agree has few responsibilities and almost no power. Still, they are spending other people's donated money and kissing babies all over the state for a job that former Gov. and Lt. Gov. Ben Cayetano called the most frustrating period of his political career.

Former University of Hawaii history professor Dan Boylan says they're running because the post can eventually lead to the governor's office, and boasts a $114,400 salary.

On Saturday, seven Democratic and two Republican candidates will seek their party's nomination. The victors, plus one independent candidate and a lone Free Energy Party contender, will meet in the November 2 general election.

 

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