- Associated Press - Sunday, August 10, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) - Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui has won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.

Tsutsui defeated state Sen. Clayton Hee and former television reporter Mary Zanakis in Hawaii’s primary election on Saturday.

Tsutsui became lieutenant governor in 2012, when Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed then-lieutenant governor Brian Schatz to fill the seat opened when U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye died. Tsutsui was state Senate president at the time.

New Hope Metro pastor Elwin Ahu won the Republican nomination.

The attorney and former judge defeated Warner Kimo Sutton, a veteran of neighborhood boards. Sutton also served as a delegate to Hawaii’s 1978 Constitutional Convention.

Tsutsui will run with David Ige, who won the race to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for governor.

Ahu will run with Duke Aiona, who won the Republican nomination for governor.

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