Just three months into his second term as Honolulu mayor, Jeremy Harris announced, to no one's surprise, his intention to run for governor in 2002. His 2000 mayoral re-election campaign, with its rapid-fire grand opening celebrations and ribbon cuttings still had momentum and had helped fine-tuned his campaign machine. At this point, the Harris Juggernaut looked to be unstoppable. So intimidating was Jeremy's well financed, turbo-charged campaign sled, that Mazie Hirono, his top challenger in the Democratic primary, later dropped out of the race. Jeremy was so confident that he would be the next governor of Hawaii, that when he gave his state of the city address on January 28, 2002, he proclaimed that it would be his last. Honolulu Weekly 3-7-2001

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