Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2014

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Hawaii Gubernatorial Election, 2014
Hawaii
2010 ←
November 4, 2014
→ 2018

 
Party Democratic Republican

Incumbent Governor

Neil Abercrombie
Democratic

The 2014 Hawaii gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor of Hawaii. Incumbent Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie is running for re-election to a second term in office.

Primary elections will be 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.

Democratic primary[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Neil
Abercrombie
David
Ige
Other Undecided
Civil Beat June 7–9, 2014 1,078 ± 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%
Hawaii Poll January 29–February 3, 2014 528 ± 4.3% 47% 38% 14%
  • * Internal poll for Neil Abercrombie campaign

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

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.[8]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Potential[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Elwin Ahu, pastor and former circuit court judge[14]
  • Warner "Kimo" Sutton, businessman[15]
Declined[edit]

Libertarian nomination[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Jeff Davis, solar contractor and radio show host[17]

Independents[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Running mate: Les Chang, former Honolulu parks and recreation director[19]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Neil
Abercrombie (D)
Duke
Aiona (R)
Other Undecided
Hawaii Poll January 29–February 3, 2014 642 ± 3.9% 40% 48% 12%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
David
Ige (D)
Duke
Aiona (R)
Other Undecided
Hawaii Poll January 29–February 3, 2014 642 ± 3.9% 34% 51% 15%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie says he will seek second term". 29 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie gets a primary challenger". The Washington Post. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Case To Join Outrigger, Says Political Career Likely Over". Honolulu Civil Beat. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rep. Colleen Hanabusa to challenge Sen. Brian Schatz in 2014 primary". Hawaii News Now. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "President endorses Abercrombie for re-election". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. December 20, 2013. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "IBEW backs Governor Abercrombie for Re-Election". Hawaii News Now. June 7, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Kerr, Keoki (November 18, 2013). "Cayetano drops support for Abercrombie, backs Ige". Hawaii News Now. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ Tran, Cam (December 27, 2012). "Tsutsui's promotion causes ripple effect: Senate to vote on new president on opening day". KITV. 
  9. ^ a b "Hee Candidacy Shakes Up Gov and Lt. Gov Races, and Hawaii Senate". Honolulu Civil Beat. May 11, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui Will Run in 2014". Hawaii Reporter. May 31, 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Republican Duke Aiona officially enters Hawaii race for governor; race has echoes of 2010". The Republic. May 19, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ Ian Scheuring (March 21, 2014). "State GOP chair confirms Djou congressional run". Hawaii News Now. 
  13. ^ Derrick DePledge (January 17, 2014). "`In discussions ...'". Governing. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Pastor to seek Republican nomination for lieutenant gov". Honolulu Star Advertiser. February 27, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  15. ^ DePledge, Derrick (June 3, 2014). "Hannemann picks ex-parks chief as gubernatorial running mate". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Pastor seeks GOP nomination for lieutenant governor". Find Law. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Jeff 'The Solar Guy' Davis Running for Hawaii Governor". January 9, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Mufi Hannemann announces candidacy for Hawaii governor's race". Hawaii News Now. April 25, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  19. ^ DePledge, Derrick (June 3, 2014). "Hannemann picks ex-parks chief as gubernatorial running mate". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites