Election 2018: Challengers seek incumbent face-time

  • Lieutenant governor candidates participate in a League of Women Voters candidate forum June 25 in Hilo. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

  • Community members listen to speakers at the Gubernatorial Candidate Forum June 15 at Kealakehe High School. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — Challengers in some Hawaii Island political races say the public is missing out on the back-and-forth of debates and candidate forums because the incumbents are no-shows.