Democrat who wins Hawaii primary likely to take House seat

  • FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2012, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Ed Case campaigns near the Pali Highway in Honolulu. Half a dozen high profile Democratic candidates are vying for a congressional seat to represent Hawaii in a very competitive game of political musical chairs. It's a jam-packed arena for the state's 1st Congressional District, which includes Honolulu. Democratic candidates include former U.S. Rep. Ed Case, Lt. Gov. Doug Chin, and state Rep. Beth Fukumoto. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
  • FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, state Rep. Beth Fukumoto talks with reporters in her capitol office in Honolulu, Hawaii. Half a dozen high profile Democratic candidates are vying for a congressional seat to represent Hawaii in a very competitive game of political musical chairs. It's a jam-packed arena for the state's 1st Congressional District, which includes Honolulu. Democratic candidates include former U.S. Rep. Ed Case, Lt. Gov. Doug Chin, and state Rep. Beth Fukumoto. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz, File)
  • FILE - In this March, 1, 2018, file photo, Hawaii Lt. Gov. Doug Chin poses for a photo in Honolulu. Half a dozen high profile Democratic candidates are vying for a congressional seat to represent Hawaii in a very competitive game of political musical chairs. It's a jam-packed arena for the state's 1st Congressional District, which includes Honolulu. Democratic candidates include former U.S. Rep. Ed Case, Lt. Gov. Doug Chin, and state Rep. Beth Fukumoto. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

HONOLULU — Coming off a high-profile challenge of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, it seemed that Hawaii Lt. Gov. Doug Chin would parlay that name recognition into a U.S. House seat.