Former Honolulu mayor Mufi Hannemann has received the endorsement of Hawaii's largest daily newspaper.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser endorsed Hannemann in the race for the 2nd Congressional District. Hannemann's opponents in the Democratic primary include Honolulu City Council member Tulsi Gabbard, Office of Hawaiian Affairs chief advocate Esther Kia'aina, and Hilo attorney and businessman Bob Marx. Rafael Del Castillo and Miles Shiratori round out the Democratic ballot.
The newspaper said that while Gabbard and Kia'aina had bright political futures, "none can match the enormously broad background of Mufi Hannemann, who is likely to best serve the needs of Hawaii in Congress in the years ahead."
Hanneman last Friday was endorsed by the Maui News.
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