Faced with the mounting traction of a primary election challenge from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, Gov. David Ige swung at a lobbed softball question during a recent interview at The Maui News.
What would he like to tell Maui County residents?
“I’m not a typical old-boy politician who, you know, cuts secret deals for special interests,” he said Jan. 27. “I am an innovative, collaborative leader who believes we should engage the public and our public employees to get things done on behalf of the people of Hawaii. I feel proud of what we have done, the leadership we have shown in many areas that I believe the state can be proud of.”