HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Former Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano will face Kirk Caldwell during November's General Election as the two candidates seek to become Honolulu's next mayor.
After the 11:00 p.m. results printout, with 155 of 156 precincts reporting, Cayetano (90,151 votes, 44.76 percent) continued to lead Caldwell (59,452 votes, 29.52 percent) and incumbent Peter Carlisle (50,540 votes, 25.09 percent), who conceded the race to the two other candidates earlier in the evening.
"If you look at those numbers, there's no way I could possibly win, so the game's over," said Carlisle. "Ben [Cayetano] getting into the race caused this result in a lot of different ways, and the other thing is we basically told people the truth and had tremendous transparency, and sometimes it was a truth that they didn't want to hear."