Hawaii's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Hawaii's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 9, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Colleen Hanabusa Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

Hawaii U.S. House Elections
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Hawaii U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Hawaii will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Colleen Hanabusa (D), who was first elected in 2010. She announced her decision to run for the U.S. Senate seat on May 2, 2013.[4][5]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 3, 2014
August 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Hawaii is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[6][7][8]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by June 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[9]

See also: Hawaii elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Colleen Hanabusa (D), who was first elected in 2010. She announced her decision to run for the U.S. Senate seat on May 2, 2013.[10][11]

Hawaii's 1st Congressional District is located in southern Oahu and includes the capital of Honolulu.[12]

Candidates

General election candidates

August 9, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

Rumored candidates

Election results

Primary results

U.S. House, Hawaii District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Takai 44.5% 52,713
Donna Kim 28.4% 33,649
Stanley Chang 10.2% 12,129
Ikaika Anderson 6.7% 7,928
Will Espero 3.8% 4,553
Joey Manahan 3.8% 4,484
Kathryn Xian 2.6% 3,037
Total Votes 118,493
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. House, Hawaii District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Djou 96.4% 20,785
Allan Levene 3.6% 776
Total Votes 21,561
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. House, Hawaii District 1 No Party Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Robert Meyer 50.8% 97
Calvin Griffin 49.2% 94
Total Votes 191
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Key votes

Below are important votes the current incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[28] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[29] Colleen Hanabusa voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[30]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[31] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Colleen Hanabusa voted for HR 2775.[32]

Endorsements

Mark Takai

  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) campaigned in November 2013 for state Representative Mark Takai in his bid for the 1st District seat.[33]
    • Duckworth said, “I’m standing with Mark Takai today because he offers two things this Congress is lacking – courage and the ability to get things done. Mark has served with me in uniform in the Middle East, and in his two decades in the Hawaii State House he’s stood up for our fellow vets, authored the state’s College Savings Program and led initiatives to protect retirement security and to create a new clean energy economy."[33]
    • “I can’t wait to stand side-by-side with Tammy Duckworth in Congress to protect our fellow vets, and work together on the things we both care passionately about like making college more affordable, creating new clean energy jobs and ensuring our seniors are not asked to pay more because the wealthiest Americans are not paying their fair share,” Takai said.[33]
  • Takai picked up an endorsement from The Hawaii State Teachers Association and the National Education Association on December 23, 2013.[34]
    • “While a member of the Hawaii State Legislature, Mark Takai has always demonstrated a strong level of support and respect for Hawaii public school teachers and the education profession,” HSTA President Wil Okabe said at a press conference.[34]
  • Equality Hawaii, a nonprofit group that advocates for the rights of the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, endorsed Takai on April 13, 2014.[35]

Donna Mercado Kim

  • EMILY'S List endorsed Donna Mercado Kim on July 11, 2014.[36]
    • “Donna Mercado Kim is a pro-choice, pro-education, pro-labor powerhouse legislator with a long record of service to the working families of Hawai’i. From Honolulu City Council to the Hawaii House of Representatives to presiding over the State Senate, she has fought for women’s rights, clean energy, and accountable government. Donna has what it takes to continue the Hawaiian tradition of sending strong Democratic women leaders to Washington,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY'S List.[36]
  • The International Longshore and Warehouse Union endorsed state Senate President Donna Mercado Kim on March 24, 2014.[37]

Media

VoteVets

VoteVets.org and its Vote Vets Action Fund released $100,000 in advertisements in support Mark Takai in July 2014.[38]

Polls

Democratic primary
Poll Donna Mercado Kim Mark TakaiStanley ChangIkaika AndersonWill EsperoKathryn XianJoey ManahanUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Ward Research
July 21-29, 2014
28%28%12%9%5%5%2%13%+/-5.6306
Civil Beat/Merriman
July 24-28, 2014
23%30%15%7%5%0%6%14%+/-4.5482
Civil Beat
May 18-19, 2014
30%24%9%7%6%0%1%23%+/-6.1259
Civil Beat
February 12-15, 2014
25%20%7%5%8%0%0%36%+/-5.4323
Ward Research
February 1-11, 2014
31%21%10%10%6%2%0%21%+/-3.9272
AVERAGES 27.4% 24.6% 10.6% 7.6% 6% 1.4% 1.8% 21.4% +/-5.1 328.4
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign contributions

Ikaika Anderson

Ikaika Anderson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[39]October 14, 2013$0.00$1,633,302.47$(55,016.52)$108,285.95
Year End[40]January 31, 2014$108,285$107,278$(66,957)$148,607
April Quarterly[41]April 15, 2014$148,607$78,946$(92,728)$134,825
Running totals
$1,819,526.47$(214,701.52)

Mark Takai

Mark Takai (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[42]October 16, 2013$0.00$124,411.81$(11,759.91)$113,651.90
Year End[43]January 31, 2014$112,651$102,304$(37,076)$177,879
April Quarterly[44]April 15, 2014$177,879$227,202$(83,056)$322,026
Running totals
$453,917.81$(131,891.91)

William Espero

William Espero (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[45]October 16, 2013$0.00$36,555.00$(18,111.22)$18,443.78
Year End[46]January 31, 2014$18,443$38,382$(49,996)$6,829
April Quarterly[47]April 15, 2014$6,829$16,235$(12,348)$10,716
Running totals
$91,172$(80,455.22)

Stanley Chang

Stanley Chang (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[48]April 12, 2013$0.00$25,651.79$(2,396.71)$23,255.08
July Quarterly[49]July 15, 2013$23,255.08$158,089.07$(19,323.00)$162,021.15
October Quarterly[50]October 16, 2013$162,021.15$125,446.94$(14,551.29)$272,916.80
Year-End[51]January 31, 2014$272,916$126,261$(73,721)$325,457
April Quarterly[52]April 15, 2014$325,457$122,298$(116,543)$331,212
Running totals
$557,746.8$(226,535)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Colleen Hanabusa (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Charles Djou in the general election.

U.S. House, Hawaii District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngColleen Hanabusa Incumbent 53.5% 116,505
     Republican Charles Djou 44.5% 96,824
     n/a Blank Votes 2.1% 4,467
Total Votes 217,796
Source: Hawaii Office of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Colleen Hanabusa won election to the United States House. She defeated Charles Djou (R) in the general election.[53]

U.S. House, Hawaii District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngColleen Hanabusa 53.2% 94,140
     Republican Charles Djou 46.8% 82,723
Total Votes 176,863

See also

External links

References

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