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6 candidates vie to be American Samoa's governor

The Associated Press

American Samoa's lieutenant governor and the sister of the territory's nonvoting delegate in Congress are among those running for governor.

According to a list released over the weekend, there are six candidates vying to be governor of American Samoa in the Nov. 6 general election.

Gov. Togiola Tulafono is barred from seeking a third consecutive term.

Aitofele Sunia has been lieutenant governor since April 2003.

Salu Hunkin-Finau is hoping to be the first female governor. She is the younger sister of Eni Faleomavaega, the territory's non-voting delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Faleomavaega is running for re-election against four others.

The other gubernatorial candidates are American Samoa Development Bank President Lolo Moliga, retired High Court Judge Save Tuitele, businessman Tim Jones and former territorial Attorney General Afoa Moega Lutu.