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United States Senate elections in Hawaii, 2012

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections in Hawaii

CandidatesPollsElection History

November 6 Election Winner:
Mazie Hirono Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Daniel Akaka Democratic Party
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Cook Political Report Race Rating
     Lean D (Prior to election)

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2012 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Hawaii elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 6, 2012 elections.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run is June 5, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 11, 2012.

The election will fill the Class 1 Senate seat, which is currently held by Daniel Akaka (D). First elected in 1990, Akaka is not running for re-election in United States Senate elections, 2012.


Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Race rating

Cook Political Report

Each month the Cook Political Report releases race ratings for President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House (competitive only) and Governors. There are seven possible designations: [5]

     Solid Democratic
     Likely Democratic
     Lean Democratic


     Lean Republican
     Likely Republican
     Solid Republican

Cook Political Report Race Rating -- Hawaii Senate
Month Rating
March 22, 2012[6]     
March 1, 2012[7]     
January 26, 2012[8]     
December 22, 2011[9]     
December 1, 2011[10]     

Election history


On November 2, 2010, Daniel Inouye won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Cam Cavasso (R), Jim Brewer (G), Lloyd Jeffrey Mallan (L), and Jeff Jarrett (I) in the general election.[11]

U.S. Senate, Hawaii General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel K. Inoyue Incumbent 74.8% 277,228
     Republican Cam Cavasso 21.6% 79,939
     Green Jim Brewer 2.1% 7,762
     Libertarian Lloyd Jeffrey Mallan 0.8% 2,957
     Independent Jeff Jarrett 0.7% 2,697
Total Votes 370,583


Daniel Akaka won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2006.[12]

U.S. Senate, Hawaii General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel K. Akaka Incumbent 61.3% 210,330
     Republican Cynthia Thielen 36.8% 126,097
     Libertarian Lloyd Jeffrey Mallan 1.9% 6,415
Total Votes 342,842

See also