Kahele announces congressional bid

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald State Sen. Kai Kahele announces his bid for Congress today at Mo'oheau Bandstand in Hilo.
HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Senator Kai Kahele shakes hands with a supporter after announcing his bid for Congress, challenging U.S. Representatitive Tulsi Gabbard Monday at Mo'oheau Bandstand in Hilo.

HILO — With about 200 supporters cheering him on, state Sen. Kai Kahele on Monday announced he’s running for the 2nd Congressional District seat currently held by fellow Democrat, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.