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Gop ready to tackle the Dems come November

Duke Aiona Duke Aiona
Ramsay Wharton Ramsay Wharton
Lynn Finnegan Lynn Finnegan
Charles Djou Charles Djou

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Republicans rolled out a legislative plan,as well as their nominees. It was all hands on deck at the Republican headquarters on Kapiolani boulevard. They began with congratulations to all of the primary night's winners. "We had a good night last night', opened Charles Djou, the party's nominee Hawaii's 1st Congressional District. He took in ninety-three percent of the vote.

Republican state Rep. Lynn Finnegan introduced her other "party" half, Duke Aiona. Both of who now hope to seal the Republican Governor and Lieutenant Governor's office.

Finnegan rallied fifty-nine percent of the vote... while Aiona snagged ninety-three percent for the Governor nomination.  

The party introduced a new legislative plan for next year, focusing on the economy, education and better government.

The presentation of the plan gave the party a chance to introduce most of the primary night victors. Each candidate read a portion of the plan to the audience. They all signed their names to support the new plan.

Republican State Rep.Gene Ward expressed excitement with all of the new faces."If you look at the quality and the quantity of candidates, we have super candidates, we filled all of the races except three."

"It was a joy and a blessing to have had the opportunity to step into the race." said Republican and first time candidate, Ramsay Wharton. She lost the second congressional district seat nomination to Airline pilot John Willoughby... by just two-hundred and twelve votes.

Finnegan will now go up against Democrat Bryan Schatz in the general election come November. She says the party is now ready to take on the opposition, " We're on to a whole new ballgame, we've got the new team, Duke Aiona and Lynn Finnegan going against the other side."

Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona also held a separate press conference today challenging his opponent Neil Abercrombie to six in-depth debates in the next six weeks.

Hawaii News Now spoke to a Neil Abercrombie spokesperson about Aiona's proposal. The Abercrombie spokesperson simply said, "Neil looks forward to engaging with the Lieutenant Governor in the general election."

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