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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

November 4 Election Winner:
Mark Takai Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Colleen Hanabusa Democratic Party
Colleen W. Hanabusa.jpg

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
District 1District 2

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.

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.[4][5][6]

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.[7][8]

Hawaii's 1st Congressional District is located in southern Oahu and includes the capital of Honolulu.[9]


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August 9, 2014, primary results

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Republican Party Republican Primary

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Rumored candidates

District history


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"


On November 2, 2010, Colleen Hanabusa won election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Charles Djou (R) in the general election.[24] Hanabusa won by more than 10,000 votes. [25]

Shortly before the election, a Hanabusa spokesperson submitted an objection to a GOP ad, calling it a "lie."[26]

United States House of Representatives, Hawaii's 1st Congressional District, 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


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 5, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 5, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. Huffington Post " Colleen Hanabusa Senate Run: Congresswoman Says She Will Challenge Brian Schatz" Accessed May 3, 2013
  8. Yahoo News "Hanabusa announces US Senate run in Hawaii" Accessed May 3, 2013
  9. Hawaii Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  10. Hawaii News Now, "Senate President Donna Mercado Kim announces congressional bid," accessed November 11, 2013
  11. KITV "Councilman Stanley Chang sets sights on Congress" accessed April 25, 2013
  12. KHON " State Sen. Will Espero enters Congressional race" accessed July 25, 2013
  13. Honolulu Civil Beat "Yep, Will Espero Wants to Go to Congress" accessed July 25, 2013
  14. Hawaii News Now "Espero enters race to replace Hanabusa in Congress" accessed July 25, 2013
  15. 15.0 15.1 Hawaii Reporter, "Takai, Anderson are Latest Democrats to Enter Congressional District 1 Race," accessed August 9, 2013
  16. Hawaii Elections Division, "Candidate Report," accessed February 15, 2014 (dead link)
  17. Honolulu Star Advertiser, "Joey Manahan announces Congressional run," accessed February 15, 2014
  18. Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Running for Congress, in Georgia and three other states – at the same time," accessed November 12, 2013
  19. Honolulu Civil Beat, "It’s Official: Charles Djou Running for Congress Again," accessed April 5, 2014
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 Hawaii Elections, "Candidate List," accessed June 3, 2014 (dead link)
  21. Hannah Miyamoto for Congress, "About Hannah," accessed October 30, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Hannah Miyamoto Summary reports," accessed October 30, 2013
  23. Civil Beat, "Chad Blair: Mufi Returns?," accessed December 9, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  25. "GOP Now ‘Endangered Species’ in Hawaii: Democrats Win Big, Taking Governorship, Congressional Seat from GOP," Hawaii Reporter, November 3, 2010
  26. Hanabusa: GOP Ad a ‘Lie’," Hawaii Reporter, October 29, 2010