Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2010

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Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2010
Hawaii
2006 ←
November 2, 2010
→ 2014

  Neil Abercrombie, 111th Pictorial photo.jpg James Aiona.jpg
Nominee Neil Abercrombie Duke Aiona
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Brian Schatz Lynn Finnegan
Popular vote 222,724 157,311
Percentage 57.8% 40.8%

Hawaii Election Results by County, all Democratic.svg

County Results

Governor before election

Linda Lingle
Republican

Elected Governor

Neil Abercrombie
Democratic

The Hawaii gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010 to determine the next Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii. The winning candidates will serve a four-year term from 2010 to 2014. Incumbent Republican Governor Linda Lingle was term-limited in 2010 and not eligible to run for re-election. Former congressman Neil Abercrombie was declared the winner, defeating lieutenant governor Duke Aiona. Abercrombie was sworn in as the state's seventh (and its fifth Democratic) Governor on December 6, 2010.

The winners of the 2010 lieutenant governor primary election became the running mates of the 2010 gubernatorial nominees.[1]

Primary candidates[edit]

List of candidates per State of Hawaii Office of Elections candidate report.[2]

Democratic Party[edit]

Free Energy Party[edit]

  • Daniel H. Cunningham

Republican Party[edit]

Non-partisan[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Democratic primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Neil Abercrombie 142,234 59.3%
Democratic Mufi Hannemann 90,535 37.7%
Democratic Arturo P. Reyes 1,350 0.6%
Democratic Van K. Tanabe 1,329 0.6%
Democratic Miles Shiratori 1,031 0.4%
Totals ' %

Republican[edit]

Republican primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duke Aiona 42,479 93.0%
Republican John S. Carroll 2,075 4.5%
Totals ' %

Non-partisan[edit]

Non-partisan primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Tom Pollard 265 20.3%
Independent Paul Manner 188 14.4%
Independent Tony Clapes 95 7.3%
Totals ' %

Lieutenant governor primary[edit]

Eleven candidates ran for their political parties' nominations in the lieutenant governor primary election on September 18: seven Democrats, two Republicans, one independent, and one Free Energy Party candidate.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Free Energy Party[edit]

Independent[edit]

  • Leonard Kama, 67, retired security guard and deckhand campaigning on education and a reduction of homeslessness. Resident of Kapolei.[1]

Republican Party[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Democratic primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Schatz 83,431 34.8%
Democratic Robert Bunda 45,973 19.2%
Democratic Norman Sakamoto 44,462 18.5%
Democratic Gary Hooser 22,878 9.5%
Democratic Lyla Berg 20,161 8.4%
Democratic Jon Riki Karamatsu 6,746 2.8%
Democratic Steve Hirakami 2,695 1.1%
Totals ' %

Republican[edit]

Republican primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Finnegan 27,052 59.2%
Republican Adrienne King 12,300 26.9%
Totals ' %

General election[edit]

Neil Abercrombie and his running mate Brian Schatz on the day of the election

Candidates[edit]

  • Neil Abercrombie (D)
    • Abercrombie's running mate was former state Democratic Party chairman Brian Schatz
  • Duke Aiona (R)
    • Aiona's running mate was State Rep. Lynn Finnegan
  • Daniel Cunningham (FE)
    • Cunningham's running mate was Deborah Spence
  • Tom Pollard (I)
    • Pollard's running mate was Leonard Kama

Results[edit]

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2010[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Neil Abercrombie / Brian Schatz 222,724 57.8%
Republican Duke Aiona / Lynn Finnegan 157,311 40.8%
Free Energy Party Daniel Cunningham / Deborah Spence 1,265 .3%
Non-partisan Tom Pollard / Leonard Kama 1,263 .3%
Turnout 380,035 55.7%

Polling[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Neil Abercrombie Mufi Hannemann Undecided
Honolulu Star-Advertiser August 10–17, 2010 49% 44% 8%
Mason Dixon January 8–12, 2010 37% 34% 29%
Research 2000 June 15–17, 2009 42% 22% 36%

General election[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Neil Abercrombie (D) Duke Aiona (R)
Public Policy Polling October 2–3, 2010 49% 47%
Honolulu Star-Advertiser August 10–17, 2010 53% 41%
Rasmussen Reports June 24, 2010 58% 32%
Rasmussen Reports March 24, 2010 54% 31%
Mason Dixon January 8–12, 2010 43% 34%
Research 2000 June 15–17, 2009 45% 36%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Sample, Herbert A. (2010-09-15). "11 vying for Hawaii's second highest post". Associated Press (Honolulu Star-Advertiser). Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  2. ^ State of Hawaii Office of Elections (July 20, 2010). "Candidate Report". p. 3. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  3. ^ DePledge, Derrick (March 9, 2009). "Abercrombie kicks off run for governor". The Honolulu Advertiser. 
  4. ^ DePledge, Derrick (July 21, 2010). "Off and running; Gubernatorial hopefuls punch, counterpunch as the state's election filing deadline passes". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  5. ^ Aiona leads money race for 2010 governor's seat
  6. ^ "Physician Profile on Dr. Thomas Pollard". HealthGrades web site. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "PRIMARY ELECTION 2010 - State of Hawaii - Statewide" (PDF). Honolulu, HI, USA: Office of Elections, State of Hawaii. 2010-09-29. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  8. ^ "About Adrienne". Adrienne King Lieutenant Governor web site. Retrieved December 9, 2010. 
  9. ^ "General Election—State of Hawaii—Statewide Final Summary Report". Hawaii office of Elections. November 16, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites