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Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 9, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Tulsi Gabbard Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

Hawaii U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd 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 Tulsi Gabbard (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District includes all of the Hawaiian islands except for southern Oahu.[7]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.General election candidates

August 9, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party Candidates

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Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[11] 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.[12] Tulsi Gabbard voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally 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 funds 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.[14] 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. Tulsi Gabbard voted for HR 2775.[15]

Campaign contributions

Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$312,383.30$84,360.10$(75,875.34)$320,868.06
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$32,088.06$150,232.31$(50,505.33)$410,495.04
October Quarterly[18]October 13, 2013$410,495.04$276,944.85$(75,342.14)$612,097.75
Year-end[19]January 31, 2014$612,097$319,491$(117,516)$814,072
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$814,072$274,697$(216,306)$872,463
Running totals
$1,105,725.26$(535,544.81)

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Tulsi Gabbard (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated [{David Crowley]] in the general election.

U.S. House, Hawaii District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTulsi Gabbard 76.9% 168,503
     Republican Kawika "David" Crowley 18.6% 40,707
     n/a Blank Votes 4.5% 9,952
Total Votes 219,162
Source: Hawaii Office of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Mazie Hirono won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated John W. Willoughby (R), Pat Brock (L), and Andrew Vsevolod Von Sonn (I) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House of Representatives, Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMazie K. Hirono Incumbent 72.2% 132,290
     Republican John W. Willoughby 25.3% 46,404
     Libertarian Pat Brock 1.8% 3,254
     Independent Andrew Vsevolod Von Sonn 0.7% 1,310
Total Votes 183,258


See also

External links

References

  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. Hawaii Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Hawaii Elections Division, "Candidate Report," accessed June 4, 2014
  9. Hawaii Free Press, "Why Marissa is Running for Congress," accessed January 21, 2014
  10. Joe Kent for Congress, "Home," accessed March 24, 2014
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 11, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"