2018 United States Senate election in Hawaii

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2018 United States Senate election in Hawaii

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Turnout51.32%
  Mazie Hirono, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg 3x4.svg
Nominee Mazie Hirono Ron Curtis
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 276,316 112,035
Percentage 71.2% 28.8%

Hawaii Senate Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County Results
Hirono:      60–70%      70–80%

U.S. Senator before election

Mazie Hirono
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Mazie Hirono
Democratic

The 2018 United States Senate election in Hawaii took place on November 6, 2018. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono ran for reelection to a second term. Hirono ran unopposed in her party's primary and was easily reelected, defeating Republican challenger Ron Curtis. She won the highest vote percentage of any U.S. Senate candidate in 2018.

The primary election took place on August 11, 2018.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Mazie Hirono
U.S. Senators
Organizations

Results[edit]

Results by county:
  Hirono—100%
  No data
Democratic primary results[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mazie Hirono (incumbent) 201,679 100%
Total votes 201,679 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Results by county:
  Curtis—30–40%
  Curtis—<30%
  White—<30%
  No data
Republican primary results[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Curtis 6,370 23.73%
Republican Consuelo Anderson 5,172 19.26%
Republican Robert C. Helsham 3,988 14.85%
Republican Thomas E. White 3,657 13.62%
Republican Rocky De La Fuente 3,065 11.42%
Republican George L. Berish 1,658 6.18%
Republican Michael R. Hodgkiss 1,576 5.87%
Republican Eddie Pirkowski 1,358 5.06%
Total votes 26,848 100%

Nonpartisan primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Charles (Charlie) Haverty
  • Matthew K. Maertens
  • Arturo Pacheco Reyes[a]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Note: Arturo Pacheco Reyes did not qualify for the general election.[19]

Results[edit]

Results by county:
  Reyes—40–50%
  Reyes—30–40%
  Haverty—40–50%
  No data
Nonpartisan primary results[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Arturo Pacheco Reyes 441 38.02%
Nonpartisan Charles Haverty 416 35.86%
Nonpartisan Matthew K. Maertens 303 26.12%
Total votes 1,160 100%

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

There were no polls taken, and the race was rated safely Democratic by all forecasters.

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[20] Solid D October 26, 2018
Inside Elections[21] Solid D November 1, 2018
Sabato's Crystal Ball[22] Safe D November 5, 2018
Daily Kos[23] Safe D November 5, 2018
Fox News[24][a] Likely D November 5, 2018
CNN[25] Solid D November 5, 2018
RealClearPolitics[26] Safe D November 5, 2018
Notes
  1. ^ The Fox News Midterm Power Rankings uniquely does not contain a category for Safe/Solid races

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Hawaii, 2018[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mazie Hirono (incumbent) 276,316 71.15% +8.55%
Republican Ron Curtis 112,035 28.85% -8.55%
Total votes 388,351 100% N/A
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Senate election in Hawaii, 2018 - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  2. ^ Staff, HNN. "U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono undergoes surgery for advanced kidney cancer".
  3. ^ Grube, Nick (July 25, 2016). "Hirono Campaign Has $558K". Honolulu Civil Beat. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. ^ Grube, Nick (July 26, 2016). "Why It's So Hard To Find A Fresh Voice In Hawaii Politics". Honolulu Civil Beat. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  5. ^ Boylan, Dan (January 4, 2017). "TULSI". MidWeek. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  6. ^ Blair, Chad (January 2, 2017). "Warren Makes Pitch For Hirono". Honolulu Civil Beat. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "EMILY's List Endorses Nine Democratic Women Senators for Re-Election in 2018". EMILY's List. February 10, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  8. ^ "Endorsed Candidates - End Citizens United".
  9. ^ "LCV Action Fund Endorses Senator Mazie Hirono for Re-Election". League of Conservation Voters. January 9, 2018.
  10. ^ Stewart, Brian (August 1, 2017). "MoveOn Endorses Six Senators' Re-Election Bids, Backing 'Health Care Heroes' for Helping Lead Effort to Stop Trumpcare From Becoming Law, Embracing Progressive Policies in Trump Era". MoveOn.org. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  11. ^ https://www.ncpssm.org/pac/candidates-we-endorse-and-support/
  12. ^ "Federal Endorsements by the NOW PAC | National Organization for Women Political Action Committees". nowpac.org. August 23, 2017.
  13. ^ "NRDC Action Fund announces first wave of 2018 Senate endorsements". www.nrdcactionfund.org. January 5, 2018.
  14. ^ "Sierra Club #ClimateVoter Guide: Endorsements". 16 July 2012.
  15. ^ a b c "2018 Hawaii primary election results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  16. ^ a b c d e f https://olvr.hawaii.gov/Controls/CandidatesOnBallot.aspx?elid=82 "2018 Candidates on Ballot Report"
  17. ^ "Ballotpedia - United States Senate election in Hawaii, 2018". Ballotpedia.
  18. ^ "WHITE, THOMAS EDWARD MR - Candidate overview - FEC.gov". FEC.gov.
  19. ^ 2018 General Election Candidates and Election Winners
  20. ^ "2018 Senate Race Ratings". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  21. ^ "2018 Senate Ratings". The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  22. ^ "2018 Crystal Ball Senate race ratings". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  23. ^ "Daily Kos Elections 2018 race ratings". Daily Kos. June 5, 2018.
  24. ^ "2018 Senate Power Rankings". Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  25. ^ "Key Races: Senate". Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  26. ^ "Battle for the Senate 2018". Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  27. ^ "2018 Hawaii general election results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 June 2019.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites