Hawaii - Governor

as of October 18

The Candidates

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Neil Abercrombie

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: June 26, 1938
  • Residence: Honolulu, HI

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James Aiona

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: June 8, 1955
  • Residence: Honolulu, HI

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Previous Results

    Hawaii Governor (2006)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Linda Lingle REP 215,313 62.5%
    Randy Iwase DEM 121,717 35.4%
    Jim Brewer GRE 5,435 1.6%
    Ozell Daniel LIB 1,850 0.5%

    U.S. President: Hawaii (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 325,871 71.8%
    John McCain REP 120,566 26.6%
    Ralph Nader IND 3,825 0.8%
    Bob Barr LIB 1,314 0.3%
    Chuck Baldwin CON 1,013 0.2%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 979 0.2%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 18, 2010

New Rothenberg Political Report Rating

Toss-up (was Lean-D)

    Sep 24, 2010

    Abercrombie, Aiona Face Off For Seat

    Linda Lingle (R), first elected in 2002, is term limited. Her lieutenant governor these past eight years, James "Duke" Aiona, is the Republican nominee. But the real action in the Sept. 18 primary was the nasty Democratic contest between Neil Abercrombie, who gave up the House seat he held for 19 years to run, and former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann. The two have had a history of bad blood going back to 1986, when they first opposed each other in a House race.

    The big issue in the primary, as it will be in the general election, is civil unions: the liberal Abercrombie supported them, and Hannemann (and Republican Aiona) did not. Another issue, brought up by Hannemann, was ethnicity; he reminded the state's nonwhite majority that Abercrombie is white. But Abercrombie won the primary convincingly and Hannemann has agreed to work for the ticket. The race is expected to be close. -Ken Rudin

      Sep 1, 2010

      Can Democrats Take Back Governor Seat?

      Linda Lingle (R), first elected in 2002, is term limited. The state holds its primary on Sept. 18.

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