Honolulu mayoral campaigns gear for up for big night

Politics

The campaigns for the Honolulu mayoral race are gearing up for the first results from the state’s primary race Saturday.

Incumbent Kirk Caldwell’s campaign is set up at the Nimitz Business Center, where about 100 supporters were seen.

There was plenty of food and entertainment for the more than 200 people anticipated to show up.

Mayor Caldwell spent the day greeting voters, sign waving and even jumped on a trolley that traveled throughout town.

As for former mayor Peter Carlisle, he’s keeping it low-key. His campaign and supporters are gathering at bar and pizza parlor J.J. Dolan’s in Downtown Honolulu.

“I can tell you, Peter is always to do the right thing, first and foremost…the message, with clarity, the need to finish rail, in its entirety…” Jim Fulton, Carlisle’s campaign manager, told KHON2.

About a dozen to 20 people are expected to attend.

Supporters for former congressman Charles Djou are stationed at Pearl Country Club in Aiea.

His campaign told KHON2, the candidate is still at home resting with family and is expected to make an appearance after the second printout around 8:30 p.m.

Appearances at Djou’s watch party, include, Former Gov. Ben Cayetano, judge Walter Heen and union representatives.

The first printout of results of today’s primary is expected around 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Click here to keep track of tonight’s results.

Stay tuned to KHON2 for our team coverage of the race on-air and online via live stream.

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