Political Radar


November 5th, 2013

State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim is expected to announce on Wednesday whether she will run in the Democratic primary for Congress.

Kim has scheduled an event around noon near Iolani Palace.

Kim would be the highest profile candidate in the primary to replace U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who is vacating urban Honolulu's 1st Congressional District to challenge U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.

State Sen. Will Espero, state Rep. K. Mark Takai, Honolulu City Councilman Stanley Chang, Honolulu City Councilman Ikaika Anderson, and activist Kathryn Xian are competing in the primary.

5 Responses to “Run DMK”

  1. ohiaforest3400:

    I'm so . . . . . . . NOT excited. Given the other events happening at the Capitol, I doubt anyone else will be very excited, either, or even pay attention.

  2. Gale:

    Ah, Ohia, but she is the counter to Mufi. I agree with you. though, that no one will be paying attention as the House debates SB1.

  3. Horse:

    Yeah like we need another politician who is against equality. And she is a dem?

  4. nonpolitic:

    Ha ha ha! Great comments to all of you. However, I disagree with Gale's "anti Mufi" comment. As far as I can recall, Ms. Kim and the Mufster are buddies and seem to be social and fiscal conservatives (in the traditional sense, not the uber sense semi-recently co-opted by the tea party). The only issue I remember them disagreeing upon was when Ms. Kim didn't want to give the Honolulu a bigger share of the state's transient accommodations tax revenue.

  5. Especially Incognito:

    Equality is when there is no seperate party.
    Then again those who favor equality or do not,
    won't say if they will go to Heaven or the other 2 places.

    On the battlefield there are no buddies. Each person
    for themselves.

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