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United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii, 2014

 

United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii, 2014

United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii, 2014

November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)

Both of Hawaii's seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 2 0

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the two U.S. Representatives from the state of Hawaii, one from each of the state's two congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the elections of other federal and state offices, including an election for Governor of Hawaii and a special election to the United States Senate.

Contents

  • District 1 1
    • Democratic primary 1.1
      • Candidates 1.1.1
        • Declared 1.1.1.1
        • Declined 1.1.1.2
      • Endorsements 1.1.2
      • Polling 1.1.3
      • Results 1.1.4
    • Republican primary 1.2
      • Candidates 1.2.1
        • Declared 1.2.1.1
        • Declined 1.2.1.2
      • Results 1.2.2
    • No party primary 1.3
      • Candidates 1.3.1
        • Declared 1.3.1.1
      • Results 1.3.2
    • General election 1.4
      • Polling 1.4.1
  • District 2 2
    • Democratic primary 2.1
      • Candidates 2.1.1
      • Results 2.1.2
    • Republican primary 2.2
      • Candidates 2.2.1
      • Results 2.2.2
    • Libertarian primary 2.3
      • Candidates 2.3.1
      • Results 2.3.2
    • General election 2.4
      • Polling 2.4.1
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

District 1

The 1st district is located entirely on the island of Oahu, encompassing the urban areas of the City and County of Honolulu, a consolidated city-county that includes Oahu's central plains and southern shores, including the towns of Aiea, Mililani, Pearl City, Waipahu and Waimalu. It is the only majority-Asian district in the United States. The incumbent is Democrat Colleen Hanabusa, who has represented the district since 2011. She was re-elected with 54% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+18.

On December 17, 2012, after the death of U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, it was announced that Inouye had sent a letter shortly before his death to the Governor of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie, stating his desire that Hanabusa be appointed to his seat. Abercrombie decided against appointing Hanabusa and chose Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii Brian Schatz instead.[1][2][3] Hanabusa declined to run for re-election, instead challenging Schatz in the Democratic primary for the Senate special election.[4][5] She was defeated by Schatz, 48.5% to 47.8%.[6]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared
Declined

Endorsements

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ikaika
Anderson
Stanley
Chang
Will
Espero
Donna
Mercado Kim
Joey
Manahan
Mark
Takai
Kathryn
Xian
Undecided
Ward Research July 21–29, 2014 306 ± 5.6% 9% 12% 5% 28% 5% 28% 2% 13%
Civil Beat July 24–28, 2014 482 ± 4.5% 7% 15% 5% 23% 6% 30% 14%
Civil Beat May 18–19, 2014 259 ± 6.1% 7% 9% 6% 30% 1% 24% 23%
Civil Beat February 12–15, 2014 323 ± 5.4% 5% 7% 8% 25% 20% 36%
Ward Research Jan. 29–Feb. 3, 2014 272 ± 5.9% 10% 10% 6% 31% 21% 2% 21%

Results

Democratic primary results[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Takai 52,736 42.6%
Democratic Donna Mercado Kim 33,678 27.2%
Democratic Stanley Chang 12,135 9.8%
Democratic Ikaika Anderson 7,937 6.41%
Democratic Will Espero 4,555 3.68%
Democratic Joey Manahan 4,495 3.63%
Democratic Kathryn Xian 3,039 2.45%
Democratic Blank votes 5,126 4.14%
Democratic Over votes 99 0.08%
Totals 123,800 100%

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared
Declined

Results

Republican primary results[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Djou 20,802 91%
Republican Allan Levene 777 3.4%
Republican Blank votes 1,263 5.53%
Republican Over votes 17 0.07%
Totals 22,859 100%

No party primary

Candidates

Declared
  • Calvin G. Griffin
  • Robert H. Meyer

Results

Independent primary results[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Robert H. Meyer 99 25.78%
Independent Calvin G. Griffin 94 24.48%
Independent Blank votes 191 49.74%
Totals 384 100%

Neither of the candidates polled enough votes to meet Hawaii's strict criteria for independents to participate in the general election.[34]

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mark
Takai (D)
Charles
Djou (R)
Undecided
Civil Beat October 16–19, 2014 604 ± 4% 45% 45% 9%
Ward Research October 11–18 2014 354 ± 5.2% 47% 47% 7%
Global Strategy Group* October 20–21 2014 400 ± 4.9% 49% 42% 9%
Civil Beat September 11–14, 2014 551 ± 4.2% 42% 46% 12%
External links
  • Ikaika Anderson campaign website
  • Stanley Chang campaign website
  • Charles Djou campaign website
  • Will Espero campaign website
  • Donna Mercado Kim campaign website
  • Allan Levene campaign website
  • Joey Manahan campaign website
  • Mark Takai campaign website
  • Kathryn Xian campaign website

District 2

The 2nd district encompasses the rest of the island of Oahu, including the Windward, North Shore, Central and Leeward regions, as well as the entire state outside of Oahu. This includes the areas located in the counties of Kauai (which includes the islands of Kauaʻi, Niʻihau, Lehua and Kaʻula), Maui (which consists of the islands of Maui, Kahoolawe, Lānai, Molokai except for a portion of Molokai that comprises Kalawao County and Molokini) and Hawaii County coextensive with the Island of Hawaii, often called "the Big Island". The incumbent is Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, who has represented the district since 2013. She was elected with 77% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+21.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tulsi Gabbard 92,032 80.63%
Democratic Blank votes 22,080 19.34%
Democratic Over votes 28 0.02%
Totals 114,140 100%

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kawika Crowley 9,094 42.71%
Republican Marissa D. Capelouto 6,926 32.53%
Republican Blank votes 5,255 24.68%
Republican Over votes 15 0.07%
Totals 21,290 100%

Libertarian primary

Candidates

  • Joe Kent

Results

Libertarian primary results[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Joe Kent 373 79.19%
Libertarian Blank votes 98 20.81%
Totals 471 100%

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Tulsi
Gabbard (D)
Kawika
Crowley (R)
Undecided
Civil Beat October 16–19, 2014 517 ± 4.3% 69% 19% 12%
Civil Beat September 11–14, 2014 504 ± 4.4% 70% 17% 13%
External links
  • Tulsi Gabbard campaign website
  • Kawika Crowley campaign website
  • Marissa D. Capelouto campaign website
  • Joe Kent campaign website

See also

References

  1. ^ "Colleen Hanabusa favorite for Daniel Inouye seat - Alex Isenstadt". Politico.Com. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  2. ^ "CNN: Inouye gave preference for successor before he died". CNN.com. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Brian Schatz chosen to replace Daniel Inouye - Katie Glueck". Politico.Com. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  4. ^ "Hawaii: Hanabusa to Announce Plans in Next Several Weeks | At the Races". Atr.rollcall.com. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  5. ^ Exploratory March 13th, 2013By Derrick DePledge Share (2013-03-13). "Political Radar | Exploratory | Political Radar | staradvertiser.com | Honolulu, Hawaii". Politicalradar.staradvertiserblogs.com. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  6. ^ "Hanabusa Won’t Challenge US Senate Election Results". Honolulu Civil Beat (Peer News). August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Takai, Anderson entering the race for Hanabusa's seat in Congress".  
  8. ^ Pereira, Andrew (April 24, 2013). "Councilman Stanley Chang sets sights on Congress".  
  9. ^ Gutierrez, Ben (July 21, 2013). "Espero enters race to replace Hanabusa in Congress".  
  10. ^ a b "Senate President Announces Run for Congress - and Wins Key Union Endorsement".  
  11. ^ "Honolulu Councilman Manahan Running for U.S. Congress". Honolulu Civil Beat. February 14, 2014. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ "New Hawaii candidate enters the race for Congress".  
  13. ^ "Case To Join Outrigger, Says Political Career Likely Over". Honolulu Civil Beat. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  14. ^ a b Blair, Chad (September 30, 2013). Wild West Shootout' for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District Seat"'". Honolulu Civil Beat. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Ikaika Anderson Gets Support From Two Hawaii State Senators". Ikaika Anderson for Congress. December 4, 2013. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b c d "Press Release: Anderson Gets Endorsed By Four Major Unions". Ikaika Anderson for Congress. February 4, 2014. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Stanley Chang |". Stanleychangforcongress.com. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  18. ^ Name * (2014-03-28). "Steven H. Levinson Endorses Stanley Chang for Congress |". Stanleychangforcongress.com. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  19. ^ a b c "Congressional Progressive Caucus Endorses Stanley Chang for Congress". May 30, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  20. ^ "EMILY’S LIST ENDORSES DONNA MERCADO KIM FOR CONGRESS IN HAWAII’S 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT".  
  21. ^ "Duckworth Backs Fellow Veteran, Rep. Takai, in His Bid for Congress".  
  22. ^ Sami Takai (2014-08-03). "Congressmen Mike Honda and Mark Takano endorse Mark Takai for Congress". Mark Takai. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  23. ^ a b "Endorsements". Mark Takai for Congress. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Postal Workers Endorse Mark Takai for Congress Endorsement Indicates Positive Momentum at Year’s End". Mark Takai for Congress. December 20, 2013. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  25. ^ "HSTA and NEA Give Takai Huge End-of-Year Boost with Endorsement".  
  26. ^ "Mark Takai Scores First Key Union Endorsements In Hawaii Race For Congress".  
  27. ^ "Sierra Club Endorses Mark Takai for Congress". Mark Takai. 2014-08-03. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  28. ^ "VoteVets Endorses Mark Takai for Congress".  
  29. ^ "Gloria Steinem Weighs in on Hawaii’s Congressional Race".  
  30. ^ a b c d e f "Primary Election 2014 -State of Hawii – Statewide". Hawaii Office of Elections. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  31. ^ Ian Scheuring (March 21, 2014). "State GOP chair confirms Djou congressional run".  
  32. ^ Galloway, Jim (November 6, 2013). "Running for Congress, in Georgia and three other states – at the same time".  
  33. ^ Blair, Chad; Eagle, Nathan (April 25, 2013). "Handicapping The Race To Replace Hanabusa". Honolulu Civil Beat. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  34. ^ "No Independent Candidate Polls Enough Votes in Hawaii Primary to Advance to General Election Ballot". Ballot Access News. August 10, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 

External links

  • U.S. House elections in Hawaii, 2014 at Ballotpedia
  • Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
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