Ben and Vicky Cayetano on the campaign trail - Photo by Mel Ah Ching
Ben and Vicky Cayetano on the campaign trail - Photo by Mel Ah Ching

Honolulu mayoral candidate Ben Cayetano, hospitalized briefly this week for treatment of a bleeding ulcer, was back on the campaign trail this afternoon, greeting some of his 1,500 sign-waiving supporters in front on the state Capitol.

“I’m not feeling quite up to par, but I’m ready for Saturday,” said the former governor, referring to this weekend’s primary election.

He said he hopes to carry more than 50 per cent of the votes cast, eliminating the possibility of a general election in November.

Cayetano is running against incumbent Mayor Peter Carlisle and challenger Kirk Caldwell, former City Managing Director.

“I feel good about the race,” Cayetano said. “We’re ready to go to the general (election) if we have to.”

He said he is confident about winning the election.

“Our ground game is better than theirs,” he said.

Cayetano said he’s been resting since he was released from the hospital Tuesday.

“Yesterday I slept the most I’ve ever slept in  a week,” he said.



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