Incumbent Shan Tsutsui defeated state Sen. Clayton Hee in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, 50.8 percent to 34.1 percent, as of 3:35 a.m. Sunday morning.
Former television reporter Mary Zanakis was third with 7.6 percent.
Miles Shiratori and Sam Puletasi trailed far behind.
In the Republican primary, New Hope Pastor Elwin Ahu led businessman Kimo Sutton 62.8 percent to 26 percent.
Libertarian candidate Cynthia “Lahi” Marlin and Hawaii Independent Party candidate Les Chang ran unopposed in the primary and will advance to the general election.
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