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Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2014

 

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2014

Hawaii Gubernatorial Election, 2014

November 4, 2014

 
Nominee David Ige Duke Aiona Mufi Hannemann
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Running mate Shan Tsutsui Elwin Ahu Les Chang
Popular vote 181,065 135,742 42,925
Percentage 49.5% 37.1% 11.7%

County results

Governor before election

Neil Abercrombie
Democratic

Elected Governor

David Ige
Democratic

The 2014 Hawaii gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor of Hawaii, concurrently with a special election to Hawaii's Class III Senate Seat, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Primary elections were held on August 9, 2014. In Hawaii, candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor run in separate primaries and are then elected on the same ticket. Incumbent Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie ran for re-election to a second term in office, but was defeated by State Senator David Ige in the Democratic primary, making Abercrombie the first incumbent Governor to lose renomination in Hawaii history. Incumbent Democratic Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui was renominated.

The Republicans nominated former Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona and pastor and former circuit court judge Elwin Ahu. Also running as an Independent was former Mayor of Honolulu Mufi Hannemann and former Honolulu parks and recreation director Les Chang. Ige and Tsutsui won the election.

Contents

  • Democratic primary 1
    • Governor 1.1
      • Candidates 1.1.1
        • Declared 1.1.1.1
        • Declined 1.1.1.2
      • Endorsements 1.1.2
      • Polling 1.1.3
      • Results 1.1.4
    • Lieutenant Governor 1.2
      • Candidates 1.2.1
        • Declared 1.2.1.1
      • Results 1.2.2
  • Republican primary 2
    • Governor 2.1
      • Candidates 2.1.1
        • Declared 2.1.1.1
        • Declined 2.1.1.2
    • Endorsements 2.2
      • Results 2.2.1
    • Lieutenant Governor 2.3
      • Candidates 2.3.1
        • Declared 2.3.1.1
        • Declined 2.3.1.2
      • Results 2.3.2
  • Libertarian nomination 3
    • Governor 3.1
      • Candidates 3.1.1
        • Declared 3.1.1.1
      • Results 3.1.2
    • Lieutenant Governor 3.2
      • Candidates 3.2.1
        • Declared 3.2.1.1
      • Results 3.2.2
  • Independent Party primary 4
    • Governor 4.1
      • Candidates 4.1.1
        • Declared 4.1.1.1
      • Results 4.1.2
    • Lieutenant Governor 4.2
      • Candidates 4.2.1
        • Declared 4.2.1.1
      • Results 4.2.2
  • No Party primary 5
    • Candidates 5.1
      • Disqualified 5.1.1
      • Withdrew 5.1.2
    • Results 5.2
  • General election 6
    • Polling 6.1
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Democratic primary

Governor

Candidates

Declared
Declined

Endorsements

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Neil
Abercrombie
David
Ige
Other Undecided
Ward Research July 21–29, 2014 458 ± 4.6% 36% 54% 11%
Civil Beat July 24–28, 2014 895 ± 3.3% 41% 51% 8%
Public Policy Polling July 23–24, 2014 410 ± ? 39% 49% 12%
Civil Beat June 7–9, 2014 729 ± 3.6% 37% 48% 15%
SMS Research* March 24–April 25, 2014 1,402 ± 2.6% 42% 28% 30%
Civil Beat February 12–15, 2014 643 ± 3.9% 37% 37% 26%
Ward Research January 29–February 3, 2014 528 ± 4.3% 47% 38% 14%
  • * Internal poll for Neil Abercrombie campaign

Results

Democratic primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Ige 157,050 66.01%
Democratic Neil Abercrombie (Incumbent) 73,507 30.9%
Democratic Van Tanabe 2,622 1.1%
Democratic Blank vote 4,614 1.94%
Democratic Over vote 124 0.05%
Totals 237,917 100%

Lieutenant Governor

Brian Schatz won the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor in 2010 with 37% of the vote and was elected alongside Abercrombie. After the death of U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye in December 2012, Abercrombie appointed Schatz to succeed him in the Senate. Schatz resigned as Lieutenant Governor and was succeeded by Shan Tsutsui, the President of the Hawaii Senate.[10]

Candidates

Declared

Results

Democratic primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shan Tsutsui 120,779 50.77%
Democratic Clayton Hee 81,255 34.15%
Democratic Mary Zanakis 18,174 7.64%
Democratic Miles Shiratori 2,593 1.09%
Democratic Sam Puletasi 2,126 0.89%
Democratic Blank vote 12,850 5.4%
Democratic Over vote 139 0.06%
Totals 237,916 100%

Republican primary

Governor

Candidates

Declared
Declined

Endorsements

Results

Republican primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duke Aiona 41,832 94.77%
Republican Stuart Todd Gregory 640 1.45%
Republican Charles (Trump) Collins 580 1.31%
Republican Blank vote 1,054 2.39%
Republican Over vote 36 0.08%
Totals 44,142 100%

Lieutenant Governor

Candidates

Declared
  • Elwin Ahu, pastor and former circuit court judge[17]
  • Warner "Kimo" Sutton, businessman[18]
Declined

Results

Republican primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Elwin Ahu 27,678 62.7%
Republican Warner "Kimo" Sutton 11,511 26.08%
Republican Blank vote 4,921 11.15%
Republican Over vote 32 0.07%
Totals 44,142 100%

Libertarian nomination

Governor

Candidates

Declared
  • Jeff Davis, solar contractor and radio show host[20]

Results

Libertarian primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Jeff Davis 587 82.56%
Libertarian Blank vote 124 17.44%
Totals 711 100%

Lieutenant Governor

Candidates

Declared
  • Cynthia (Lahi) Marlin

Results

Libertarian primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Cynthia (Lahi) Marlin 555 78.06%
Libertarian Blank vote 156 21.94%
Totals 711 100%

Independent Party primary

Governor

Candidates

Declared

Results

Independent Party primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Mufi Hannemann 2,103 88.62%
Independent Blank vote 269 11.34%
Independent Over vote 1 0.04%
Totals 2,373 100%

Lieutenant Governor

Candidates

Declared
  • Running mate: Les Chang, former Honolulu parks and recreation director[22]

Results

Independent Party primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Les Chang 1,370 57.73%
Independent Blank vote 1,002 42.23%
Independent Over vote 1 0.04%
Totals 2,373 100%

No Party primary

Hawaii has strict criteria for independent candidates seeking to participate in the general election.[23] Three of the four candidates were disqualified for not having a running mate. The other candidate also had no running mate, but had already withdrawn from the race. They all still appeared on the ballot, alongside a notice about their status.[24]

Candidates

Disqualified

  • Misty Davis[24]
  • Khis Dejean Caldwell[24]
  • Richard Morse[24]

Withdrew

  • Joe Spatola[24]

Results

Independent primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Misty Davis 201 18.03%
Independent Richard Morse 98 8.79%
Independent Khis Dejean Caldwell 85 7.62%
Independent Joe Spatola 40 3.59%
Independent Blank vote 687 61.61%
Independent Over vote 4 0.36%
Totals 1,115 100%

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
David
Ige (D)
Duke
Aiona (R)
Mufi
Hannemann (I)
Other Undecided
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 1,002 ± 6% 54% 22% 5% 0% 19%
Civil Beat October 16–19, 2014 1,221 ± 2.8% 40% 34% 11% 6%[25] 8%
27% 26% 47%
Tarrance Group/RGA October 2014 800 ± 3.5% 39% 36% 12% 3%[25] 11%
Ward Research October 11–18, 2014 605 ± 4% 47% 35% 12% 1%[25] 6%
Global Strategy Group October 3–8, 2014 600 ± 4% 45% 33% 10% 2% 10%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 1,319 ± 4% 41% 35% 6% 0% 18%
Civil Beat September 11–14, 2014 1,055 ± 3% 43% 39% 8% 2%[25] 8%
48% 45% 7%
Rasmussen Reports September 9–10, 2014 750 ± 4% 40% 39% 14% 2% 6%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 655 ± 6% 37% 35% 6% 2% 20%
Ward Research July 21–29, 2014 612 ± 4% 34% 41% 15% 10%
Civil Beat June 7–9, 2014 1,078 ± 3% 31% 31% 17% 21%
Ward Research January 29–February 3, 2014 642 ± 3.9% 34% 51% 15%

References

  1. ^ "Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie says he will seek second term". April 29, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie gets a primary challenger". The Washington Post. July 9, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Candidate Q&A — Governor of Hawaii: Van Tanabe". Civil Beat. July 9, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Case To Join Outrigger, Says Political Career Likely Over". Honolulu Civil Beat. July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rep. Colleen Hanabusa to challenge Sen. Brian Schatz in 2014 primary". Hawaii News Now. April 23, 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "President endorses Abercrombie for re-election".  
  7. ^ a b c "IBEW backs Governor Abercrombie for Re-Election".  
  8. ^ a b Kerr, Keoki (November 18, 2013). "Cayetano drops support for Abercrombie, backs Ige".  
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Primary Election 2014 -State of Hawii – Statewide". Hawaii Office of Elections. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ Tran, Cam (December 27, 2012). "Tsutsui's promotion causes ripple effect: Senate to vote on new president on opening day".  
  11. ^ "Hee Candidacy Shakes Up Gov and Lt. Gov Races, and Hawaii Senate". Honolulu Civil Beat. May 11, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui Will Run in 2014". Hawaii Reporter. May 31, 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Republican Duke Aiona officially enters Hawaii race for governor; race has echoes of 2010". The Republic. May 19, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  14. ^ Ian Scheuring (March 21, 2014). "State GOP chair confirms Djou congressional run".  
  15. ^ Derrick DePledge (January 17, 2014). "'"`In discussions .... Governing. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Boxer Manny Pacquiao endorses Duke Aiona for governor". KITV4. October 14, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Pastor to seek Republican nomination for lieutenant gov". Honolulu Star Advertiser. February 27, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  18. ^ DePledge, Derrick (June 3, 2014). "Hannemann picks ex-parks chief as gubernatorial running mate". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Pastor seeks GOP nomination for lieutenant governor". Find Law. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Jeff 'The Solar Guy' Davis Running for Hawaii Governor". January 9, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Mufi Hannemann announces candidacy for Hawaii governor's race". Hawaii News Now. April 25, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  22. ^ DePledge, Derrick (June 3, 2014). "Hannemann picks ex-parks chief as gubernatorial running mate". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  23. ^ "No Independent Candidate Polls Enough Votes in Hawaii Primary to Advance to General Election Ballot". Ballot Access News. August 10, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  24. ^ a b c d e "Nonpartisans in Hawaii governor race disqualified". West Hawaii Today. June 25, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  25. ^ a b c d Jeff Davis (L)

External links

  • Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2014 at Ballotpedia
  • Campaign contributions at FollowTheMoney.org
Official campaign websites
  • Neil Abercrombie for Governor
  • Duke Aiona for Governor
  • Jeff Davis for Governor
  • Mufi Hannemann for Governor
  • David Ige for Governor
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