Bad blood in Puna: Ousted councilwoman cries foul

Eileen O'Hara and Ashley Kierkiewicz.

When the dust settled on the Hawaii County Council District 4 primary election race, the final returns showed a political newcomer winning a 20-point landslide as a result of what she called an “aloha-driven, clean, positive campaign” and the ousted incumbent saying it “was anything but that.”