Gov. Ige uses launch of campaign headquarters to highlight success of term

Updated: Feb. 11, 2018 at 9:57 PM HST
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KALIHI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Gov. David Ige and his supporters gathered in Kalihi Sunday to mark the opening of his new campaign headquarters.

With his wife by his side, Ige welcomed people to the building on North King Street to help boost momentum as they prepare for the gubernatorial race later this year.

During the headquarters launch, Gov. Ige highlighted projects and work completed during his time in Hawaii's top office.

"Talk is cheap right? You can say a whole bunch of things, but I just want you to know we have been able to deliver on behalf of the people of Hawaii," Ige said.

"We have been focused on creating jobs in our economy. It's been about getting investments and infrastructure," Ige added. "We've been moving on airport modernization, you see construction at Honolulu international airport."

Ige also talked about construction projects on Maui as well as how his office has addressed Oahu's homeless crisis.

In the election, he's up against fellow Democrat, Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa.

On the Republican side, State Rep. Andria Tupola and John Carroll have officially entered the race.

Last month, the campaign funding report was released. It showed Ige raised $1.17 million since Nov. 2014. Hanabusa has brought in $731,000 in the last half of 2017.

The primary election will be on August 11.

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