Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2014

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

  David Ige Senator.png James Aiona.jpg Mufi Hannemann.jpg
Nominee David Ige Duke Aiona Mufi Hannemann
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Running mate Shan Tsutsui Elwin Ahu Les Chang

Incumbent Governor

Neil Abercrombie
Democratic

The 2014 Hawaii gubernatorial election will take 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. Ige will face former Republican Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona and Independent former Mayor of Honolulu Mufi Hannemann in the general election.

Incumbent Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui was renominated in the Democratic primary, Elwin Ahu won the Republican primary and Hannemann is running with Les Chang.

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
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[edit]

Democratic primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Ige 157,050 66.0%
Democratic Neil Abercrombie (Incumbent) 73,507 30.9%
Democratic Van Tanabe 2,622 1.1%
Democratic Blank vote 4,614 1.9%
Democratic Over vote 124 0.1%
Totals 237,917 100%

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.[10]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shan S. Tsutsui 120,779 50.8%
Democratic Clayton Hee 81,255 34.2%
Democratic Mary Zanakis 18,174 7.6%
Democratic Miles Shiratori 2,593 1.1%
Democratic Sam Puletasi 2,126 0.9%
Democratic Blank vote 12,850 5.4%
Democratic Over vote 139 0.1%
Totals 237,916 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duke Aiona 41,832 94.8%
Republican Stuart Todd Gregory 640 1.4%
Republican Charles (Trump) Collins 580 1.3%
Republican Blank vote 1,054 2.4%
Republican Over vote 36 0.1%
Totals 44,142 100%

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Elwin Ahu, pastor and former circuit court judge[16]
  • Warner "Kimo" Sutton, businessman[17]
Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Elwin Ahu 27,678 62.7%
Republican Warner "Kimo" Sutton 11,511 26.1%
Republican Blank vote 4,921 11.1%
Republican Over vote 32 0.1%
Totals 44,142 100%

Libertarian nomination[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Jeff Davis, solar contractor and radio show host[19]

Results[edit]

Libertarian primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Jeff Davis 587 82.6%
Libertarian Blank vote 124 17.4%
Libertarian Over vote 0 0.0%
Totals 711 100%

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Cynthia (Lahi) Marlin

Results[edit]

Libertarian primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Cynthia (Lahi) Marlin 555 78.1%
Libertarian Blank vote 156 21.9%
Libertarian Over vote 0 0.0%
Totals 711 100%

Independents[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Running mate: Les Chang, former Honolulu parks and recreation director[21]

Results[edit]

No Party primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Mufi Hannemann 2,103 88.6%
Independent Blank vote 269 11.3%
Independent Over vote 1 0.0%
Totals 2,373 100%

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Les Chang

Results[edit]

No Party primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Les Chang 1,370 57.7%
Independent Blank vote 1,002 42.2%
Independent Over vote 1 0.0%
Totals 2,373 100%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
David
Ige (D)
Duke
Aiona (R)
Mufi
Hannemann (I)
Other Undecided
Rasmussen Reports September 9–10, 2014 750 ± 4% 40% 39% 14% 2% 6%
CBS News/New York Times 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[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. ^ "Candidate Q&A — Governor of Hawaii: Van Tanabe". Civil Beat. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Case To Join Outrigger, Says Political Career Likely Over". Honolulu Civil Beat. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rep. Colleen Hanabusa to challenge Sen. Brian Schatz in 2014 primary". Hawaii News Now. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "President endorses Abercrombie for re-election". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. December 20, 2013. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "IBEW backs Governor Abercrombie for Re-Election". Hawaii News Now. June 7, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Kerr, Keoki (November 18, 2013). "Cayetano drops support for Abercrombie, backs Ige". Hawaii News Now. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "2014 Official Hawaii Primaries Results". Hawaii Office of Elections. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  10. ^ Tran, Cam (December 27, 2012). "Tsutsui's promotion causes ripple effect: Senate to vote on new president on opening day". KITV. 
  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". Hawaii News Now. 
  15. ^ Derrick DePledge (January 17, 2014). "`In discussions ...'". Governing. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Pastor to seek Republican nomination for lieutenant gov". Honolulu Star Advertiser. February 27, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  17. ^ DePledge, Derrick (June 3, 2014). "Hannemann picks ex-parks chief as gubernatorial running mate". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Pastor seeks GOP nomination for lieutenant governor". Find Law. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Jeff 'The Solar Guy' Davis Running for Hawaii Governor". January 9, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Mufi Hannemann announces candidacy for Hawaii governor's race". Hawaii News Now. April 25, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  21. ^ 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