September 23, 1996 |
Rep. Patsy T. Mink (D-Hawaii) survived an attack on her stand on same-sex marriage to easily win nomination for reelection in the Democratic primary, joining fellow incumbent Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) on the general election ballot. According to the unofficial final tally, Mink won 64,371 votes, or 60%, to state Sen. Robert Bunda's 33,886. Abercrombie got 65,732 votes, or 72%, to political unknown Richard Thompson's 25,905.