When the state Supreme Court ruled in Jeremy's favor on the resign-to-run challenge, most expected his campaign for governor would take off. But, for weeks Jeremy was uncharacteristically out of view. The day before the opening of the Hawaii Democrat Convention, Jeremy made the shocking announcement that he was pulling out of the race for governor. He cited recent polls showing him 22 points behind Republican candidate Linda Lingle and said he didn't think he could win. But the truth is that the heavy amulet of corruption had finally settled around Jeremy's neck. From the Ewa Villages scandal, the biggest theft of city funds in city history, to corruption within the city Liquor Commission, to a federal investigation into campaign finance and the awarding of city contracts, things had caught up to Jeremy. Could indictments be far behind?
Honolulu Weekly cartoon 5-29-2002
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