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The Governor's Race Heats Up As Election Day Approaches

Randy Iwase, Democratic candidate for Governor Randy Iwase, Democratic candidate for Governor
Governor Linda Lingle Governor Linda Lingle
Mike McCarthy of the Hawaii Democratic Party Mike McCarthy of the Hawaii Democratic Party

By : Stephen Florino

(KHNL) - This election season, the biggest race is for Hawaii's top office. Candidates are doing all they can to get your vote. In their campaign ads, Republicans say they're highlighting what Governor Linda Lingle has accomplished. Democrats say that with Randy Iwase, they can change where we're headed.

"It is about a republican governor running 6 million dollar commercials, taking credit for everything except inventing the wheel and truth," Iwase said.

Lingle's current ad features her opponent and say that she is doing a better job than he could as governor.

"I think it backfires when a candidate does what my opponent has done, which was try and make it about issues that are happening in other parts of the world, or happening in Washington DC," Lingle said.

Members of the Democratic party are saying that party ties matter.

"If you're a republican, you support the president, you support Governor Lingle, and you support the policies that they've worked on," Mike McCarthy of the Hawaii Democratic Party said.

But both parties agree, nothing is certain.

"We don't feel anyone owes us a vote, we wanna go out and earn it, and that's what we've tried to do throughout this campaign," Lingle said.

"Everyone's a potential voter, and we want them to go to the polls and vote," McCarthy said.

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