Hawaii's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 11, 2012
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
Primary: Hawaii has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.
- See also: Hawaii elections, 2012
Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election was Colleen Hanabusa (D), who was first elected in 2010. In 2012, she won re-election.
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General election candidates
August 11, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Hawaii District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Colleen Hanabusa Incumbent||53.5%||116,505|
|Source: Hawaii Office of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Running in the 1st district was incumbent Colleen Hanabusa, who in 2010 ousted Republican Representative Charles Djou who had won earlier in 2010 through a special election created by the advancement of Neil Abercrombie from the 1st district seat to the Governor position. Hanabusa defeated challenger Roy F. Wyttenbach II in the Democratic primary. Djou defeated Charles Amsterdam and John Giuffre for the Republican nomination. This set the stage for a rematch of the 2010 race, in which Hanabusa was once again the winner.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Hawaii
FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study
- See also: FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012
In 2012, FairVote did a study on partisanship in the congressional districts, giving each a percentage ranking (D/R) based on the new 2012 maps and comparing that to the old 2010 maps. Hawaii's 1st District partisan breakdown did not change because of redistricting.
- 2012: 67D / 33R
- 2010: 67D / 33R
Cook Political Report's PVI
In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Hawaii's 1st congressional district has a PVI of D+11, which is the 98th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 71-29 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 52-48 percent over George W. Bush (R).
On November 2, 2010, Colleen Hanabusa won election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Charles Djou (R) in the general election. Hanabusa won by more than 10,000 votes. 
|United States House of Representatives, Hawaii's 1st Congressional District, General Election, 2010|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Hawaii, 2012
- ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Hawaii," November 7, 2012
- Hawaii Office of Elections "Voter Registration," Accessed July 21, 2012
- Hawaii Redistricting Map "Map" Accessed September 25, 2012
- Roll Call "Hanabusa Will Seek Re-Election, Not Bid for Senate" accessed December 5, 2011
- AP Results "Hawaii U.S. House Primary Election Results" accessed August 12, 2012
- Hawaii Elections "Primary Candidate Report "June 4, 2012
- Honolulu Star Advertiser "Djou announces run for Congress, will deploy to Afghanistan" accessed December 5, 2011
- Washington Times "Hawaii’s August 11th primary a hot race in paradise to watch" Accessed August 9, 2012
- "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Hawaii," September 2012
- Cook Political Report "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- "GOP Now ‘Endangered Species’ in Hawaii: Democrats Win Big, Taking Governorship, Congressional Seat from GOP," Hawaii Reporter, November 3, 2010
- Hanabusa: GOP Ad a ‘Lie’," Hawaii Reporter, October 29, 2010