Rep. Tulsi Gabbard wins party nod for House seat

  • Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is joined by Kauai resident and veteran Ed Kawamura Sr. during sign-waving in late June at the corner of Kapule Highway and Ahukini Road near Lihue Airport. (Bill Buley / The Garden Island)

HONOLULU — U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard won the Democratic nomination for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District.

Gabbard defeated Sherry Alu Campagna on Saturday to be her party’s candidate to represent rural Oahu and the neighbor islands in Congress.

Campagna had criticized Gabbard for refusing to debate her. Campagna noted Gabbard had argued in the past that candidates should participate in debates to present their positions and be held accountable for their opinions.

Gabbard was first elected to the U.S. House in 2012. She is one of the first female combat veterans to serve in Congress. She deployed to Iraq and Kuwait with the Hawaii National Guard.

Gabbard faces singer Brian Evans of Maui in the general election in November. He ran unopposed for the Republican Party’s nomination.


  1. Kaipo Wall August 11, 2018 10:33 pm

    Was there any choice? Heil Tulsi !

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