Democrat David Ige wins Hawaii governor’s race, MSNBC projects

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 05, 2014 1:23 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat David Ige has won the governor’s race in Hawaii, defeating Republican Duke Aiona, a former lieutenant governor, and independent Mufi Hannemann in a three-way race, MSNBC projected on Tuesday.

Ige, 57, a state senator and an electrical engineer by training, became the Democratic nominee after trouncing Governor Neil Abercrombie in a primary election in August. Abercrombie was the first sitting governor in the history of the state to fall in a primary.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell, Amanda Becker and Julia Edwards; Editing by Peter Cooney)