TONIGHT: Here’s how to watch the HNN Super Debate with candidates for governor, LG

Hawaii News Now hosts leading candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor in a live primetime political debate. See where they stand on the most pressing issues
Published: Jul. 14, 2022 at 11:51 AM HST|Updated: Jul. 21, 2022 at 6:18 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - HNN presents its Super Debate on Thursday featuring the Democratic and Republican frontrunners in the race for governor and the leading Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor.

The live event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on KGMB, K5 and across HNN’s livestreaming platforms.

Hawaii News Now anchor Mahealani Richardson will serve as moderator of the Super Debate, and the evening will also include expert commentary from HNN Political Analyst Colin Moore and Civil Beat Political Editor Chad Blair.


The first debate will feature the leading Democratic gubernatorial candidates:

  • Business owner and former First Lady Vicky Cayetano
  • Lt. Gov. Josh Green
  • and U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele.

These Republican candidates for governor will then take the stage at the Sheraton Waikiki:

  • Former Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona
  • MMA champion B.J. Penn
  • And City Councilmember Heidi Tsuneyoshi

A debate of the leading Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor will close out the evening.

The participants will be:

  • Keith Amemiya
  • Ikaika Anderson
  • Sherry Menor-McNamara
  • And Sylvia Luke

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