United States House of Representatives election in the Northern Mariana Islands, 2010

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The 2010 Congressional election in the Northern Mariana Islands occurred on November 2, 2010 and elected the territory's Delegate to the United States House of Representatives. Representatives and non-voting Delegates are elected for two-year terms; the elected will serve in the 112th Congress from January 3, 2011 until January 3, 2013.

These elections were held concurrently with the United States Senate elections of 2010, the United States House elections in other states and territories, and various territorial and local elections.

Background[edit]

Gregorio Killi Camacho Sablan, the first delegate from the Northern Mariana Islands to the House of Representatives, ran for re-election.[1] Sablan was challenged by Covenant Party candidate Joseph James N. Camacho, an attorney and former Floor Leader in the Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives.[2][3] The local Republican Party candidate was Juan N. Babauta, the former Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands.[4] There was also one Democratic (CNMI) challenger, Jesus Borja, a former lieutenant governor.[5]

The race was considered to be highly competitive given Sablan's vulnerability, having been elected by less than a quarter of the vote in 2008, the strong Republican political environment, and the number of strong challengers.

Candidates[edit]

  • Gregorio Sablan (D), incumbent Delegate
  • Joe Camacho (Cov), former Covenant Floor Leader in the Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives
  • Jesus Borja (D), former Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Juan Babauta (R), former Resident Representative and former Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands

Results[edit]

Northern Mariana Islands' At-large congressional district election, 2010[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gregorio Sablan 4,852 42.74%
Covenant Joe Camacho 2,744 24.17%
Republican Juan Babauta 2,049 18.05%
Democratic Jesus Borja 1,707 15.04%
Totals 11,352 100.00%
Democratic gain from Independent

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eugenio, Haidee V. (2010-01-21). "Kilili declares re-election bid". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  2. ^ Eugenio, Haidee V. (2010-03-12). "Covenant Party chooses Camacho as delegate candidate". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  3. ^ Eugenio, Haidee V. (2010-03-06). "Camacho seeks delegate seat under Covenant Party". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  4. ^ Deposa, Moneth (2010-04-29). "It's official: Babauta is GOP's bet for delegate". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  5. ^ Deposa, Moneth (2010-04-09). "Ex-lt. governor Borja seeks delegate post". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  6. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf