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2012 U.S. House Elections in Hawaii

Primary Date
August 11, 2012

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Hawaii took place on November 6, 2012. Voters elected two candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's two congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 5, 2012
August 11, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Hawaii uses an open primary system.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by July 12. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 8.[1]

See also: Hawaii elections, 2012


The Center for Voting and Democracy (Fairvote) projected that Democrats would win both seats.[2]

Primary competitiveness

See also: National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections

Hawaii tied with Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Rhode Island, and Washington for having the most competitive congressional primaries in 2012, with 100% of major party primaries having been contested (4 out of 4). The national average was 54.31%.

One U.S. House incumbent sought re-election in Hawaii in 2012. That incumbent faced a primary challenger. Nationwide, 200 out of the 386 incumbents seeking re-election faced a primary challenger (51.81%).

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held both of the Congressional seats from Hawaii.

Members of the U.S. House from Hawaii -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 2 2
     Republican Party 0 0
Total 2 2

Incumbents

Heading into the 2012 election, the incumbents for the two congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Colleen W. Hanabusa Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Mazie K. Hirono Electiondot.png Democratic 2

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 2 seats up for election in 2012 in Hawaii. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the top-two vote getters. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
Hawaii, District 1 Democratic Party Colleen Hanabusa 9% 217,796 Charles Djou
Hawaii, District 2 Democratic Party Tulsi Gabbard 58.3% 219,162 Kawika "David" Crowley

General election candidates

District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Colleen Hanabusa
Republican Party Charles Djou
Colleen Hanabusa Democratic Party Colleen Hanabusa No
2nd Democratic Party Tulsi Gabbard
Republican Party David Crowley
Mazie K. Hirono Democratic Party Tulsi Gabbard No

Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Colleen HanabusaGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Charles Djou

August 11, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary


2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Tulsi GabbardGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Crowley


August 11, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: Candidate Mark Terry initially filed to run, but failed to appear on the certified candidate list.[12]

See also

References