On August 9, Hawaii held partisan primaries. Governor Neil Abercrombie, the incumbent Democrat running for re-election, was defeated in his party’s open primary by a large margin. The Hawaii Democratic Party is currently suing for the ability to limit its primary to members of the party. Governor Abercrombie was the leading opponent within the Hawaii Democratic Party of his own party’s lawsuit. When the lawsuit was filed in 2013, he publicly stated that he opposes his own party’s lawsuit. See this story (scroll down to the second item).