2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii

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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii

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Both Hawaii seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 2 0
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 287,921 87,348
Percentage 75.31% 22.85%
Swing Decrease1.29% Increase2.11%

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to elect the two U.S. Representatives from the U.S. state of Hawaii; one from each of the state's two congressional districts. Primaries were held on August 11, 2018. The elections and primaries coincided with the elections and primaries of other federal and state offices.

With the 2018 election results, the Democratic Party easily retained both House seats and retained unitary control over the entirety of Hawaii's Congressional (both House and Senate) delegation.

Overview[edit]

Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii by district:[1]

District Republican Democratic Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 42,498 23.05% 134,650 73.04% 7,200 3.91% 184,348 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 2 44,850 22.63% 153,271 77.34% 53 0.03% 198,174 100.0% Democratic Hold
Total 87,348 22.83% 287,921 75.27% 7,253 1.90% 382,522 100.0%

District 1[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Colleen Hanabusa, who has represented the district since 2017 and from 2011 to 2015. Hanabusa was elected with 68% of the vote in 2016. She ran for the 2018 Democratic nomination for Governor of Hawaii, and is retiring.

Democratic primary[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Doug Chin
Trade unions
Organizations
Beth Fukumoto
Trade unions
Kaniela Ing
U.S. Representatives
State Representatives
Individuals
Trade unions
Organizations
Ernie Martin
Trade unions
  • State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers[19]
Donna Mercado Kim
Local and statewide politicians
Individuals
Trade unions

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ed
Case
Doug
Chin
Beth
Fukumoto
Kaniela
Ing
Ernie
Martin
Donna Mercado
Kim
Undecided
Merriman River Group July 19–21, 2018 403 ± 4.9% 34% 19% 5% 6% 3% 15% 18%
Mason-Dixon July 6–11, 2018 244 ± 6.4% 36% 27% 1% 6% 2% 14% 14%
Merriman River Group May 3–5, 2018 321 ± 5.5% 19% 11% 8% 4% 26% 32%

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Case 47,491 40.0
Democratic Doug Chin 30,290 25.5
Democratic Donna Mercado Kim 21,563 18.2
Democratic Kaniela Saito Ing 7,539 6.4
Democratic Beth Keiko Fukumoto 7,476 6.3
Democratic Ernie Yorihiko Martin 3,827 3.2
Democratic Sam Puletasi 519 0.4
Total votes 118,705 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

  • Campbell Cavasso, former state representative, and 2004, 2010, and 2014 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate
  • Raymond Vinole, small business owner

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Campbell Cavasso 10,564 81.9
Republican Raymond Vinole 2,342 18.1
Total votes 12,906 100.0

Green primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Green primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Zachary B. Burd 173 100.0
Total votes 173 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Michelle Rose Tippens 150 100.0
Total votes 150 100.0

Nonpartisan primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Nonpartisan primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Calvin C. Griffin 266 58.7
Nonpartisan John E. Cipolla 187 41.3
Total votes 453 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Hawaii's 1st congressional district, 2018[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Case 134,650 73.1
Republican Cam Cavasso 42,498 23.1
Libertarian Michelle Tippens 3,498 1.9
Green Zach Burd 2,214 1.2
Nonpartisan Calvin Griffin 1,351 0.7
Total votes 184,211 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, who has represented the district since 2013. She was re-elected with 76% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Sherry
Campagna
Tulsi
Gabbard
Undecided
Merriman River Group July 19–21, 2018 468 ± 4.5% 16% 69% 15%

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tulsi Gabbard (incumbent) 94,665 83.5
Democratic Sherry Alu Campagna 13,947 12.4
Democratic Anthony Tony Austin 4,692 4.1
Total votes 113,304 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Evans 12,337 100.0
Total votes 12,337 100.00

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Hawaii's 2nd congressional district, 2018[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tulsi Gabbard (incumbent) 153,271 77.4
Republican Brian Evans 44,850 22.6
Total votes 198,121 100.0
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Ed Case Prepares To Enter Hawaii Race For Congress". Honolulu Civil Beat. 2018-06-04. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  3. ^ Jones, Caleb (December 18, 2017). "Hawaii attorney general announces run for US Congress". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Dayton, Kevin (March 29, 2018). "Fukumoto joins race for Congress". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  5. ^ Garcia, Eric (November 7, 2017). "State Rep. Kaniela Ing Runs for Hanabusa's Seat". Roll Call. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "Veteran state senator announces bid for Hanabusa's congressional seat". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. November 8, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Dayton, Kevin (December 3, 2017). "City Councilman joins race for Congress". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "AFGE Endorses Hawaii's Doug Chin for Congress". prnewswire.com. July 10, 2018.
  9. ^ Dayton, Kevin (August 8, 2018). "Hawaii teachers union endorses Chin for Congress". Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
  10. ^ "IFPTE Endorses Doug Chin for Congress". IFTPE.org. March 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "FOUR REFORMERS REJECTING CORPORATE PAC MONEY EARN END CITIZENS UNITED ENDORSEMENT". EndCitizensUnited.org. July 24, 2018.
  12. ^ Cocke, Sophie (June 7, 2018). "Ige, Tokuda and Fukumoto secure major union endorsements". Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Endorsements - Vote Kaniela Ing for Congress". KanielaIng.com.
  14. ^ Jayapal, Pramila [@PramilaJayapal] (July 31, 2018). "I'm so proud to endorse @KanielaIng in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District! Kaniela has been an incredible leader in his state legislature and he is running a people-powered campaign fighting for what working families need. VOTE for him and learn more: kanielaing.com" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  15. ^ El-Sayed, Abdul [@AbdulElSayed] (August 11, 2018). "From Hawaii to Michigan to NYC, Americans deserve: ✅ Medicare for All ✅ $15 and a union ✅ affordable housing ✅ clean water ✅ excellent PUBLIC schools That's why I'm pulling for @KanielaIng today" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [@Ocasio2018] (June 27, 2018). "America: Please send @KanielaIng to Congress with me! He is incredibly inspiring - another working class American who knocked on 15,000 doors to win his state assembly seat. Now he's running for Congress. Imagine what we could accomplish if we both went in together. 💪🏽🗳" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  17. ^ Emerson, Anthony [@AnthonyEmerso14] (April 27, 2018). "@DemSocialists has endorsed @RepKanielaIng for #HI01 and @GayleforCA for Calif. Lt. Gov, in addition to a host of local candidates. #hawaiipolitics #DSA2018" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  18. ^ @WorkingFamilies (August 11, 2018). "Clap if you're voting for @KanielaIng in the next three hours! #FightForAloha #Ing2018" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  19. ^ "SHOPO endorses Ernie Martin for 1st Congressional District". HawaiiNewsNow. May 29, 2018.
  20. ^ a b c d e f "View Endorsements - Donna Mercado Kim for Congress".
  21. ^ "Statewide Summary" (PDF). Office of Elections. State of Hawaii. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  22. ^ https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1002021431260209153
  23. ^ "Local community leader throws her name in the race for Congress". Hawaii News Now. November 19, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  24. ^ http://www.anthonytonyaustinforcongress.com/
  25. ^ Congress, Brian Evans for US. "Singer and Author Brian Evans Will Run for U.S. Congress in 2018". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  26. ^ "Statewide Summary" (PDF). Office of Elections. State of Hawaii. Retrieved 20 November 2018.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites for first district candidates
Official campaign websites for second district candidates
State of Hawaii Office of Elections