Former Mayor of Honolulu Seems to be Considering Running for Governor of Hawaii as an Independent This Year

According to the bottom part of this article, former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann is considering running for Governor of Hawaii this year as an independent candidate. A poll suggests that 39% of the voters would consider voting for him if he did that. Hannemann was elected Mayor of Honolulu in a non-partisan election in 2004 and re-elected in 2008. He is of German and Samoan extraction and is six feet seven inches in height.

If he does run, he only needs 25 valid signatures, but must run in the open primary and must outpoll at least one gubernatorial candidate who won the nomination of a qualified party, or at least 10% of the total primary vote, whichever is less. If a Libertarian or a Green runs for Governor, Hannemann is virtually certain to pass the primary vote test, because relatively few voters choose a Libertarian primary ballot or a Green primary ballot. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link.

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