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Gabbard heading to Congress in landslide victory

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Tulsi Gabbard, who handily defeated former Honolulu mayor Mufi Hannemman during the September primaries in what many called a stunning upset, earned another resounding victory in the 2012 general election. Gabbard received 167,182 votes, or a whopping 76.9% percent of the ballots counted, and has defeated Kawika Crowley in the race for District 2 (Windward, Central, and Leeward Oahu; North Shore; Outer Islands).

Crowley, a self-employed handyman who lives out of his van in Kaneohe, campaigned as a champion for the working homeless and pledged to donate half of his congressional salary to charity.

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