Politics in the State of Hawaii
Presidential Politics and State Politics
Polls In The State Of Hawaii Leading Upto The November 6, 2012 General Election
Hawaii - Presidential
Hawaii - U.S. Senate
Hirono [D] 57%
*************United States Senators
of Hawaii State
Daniel K. Akaka (D)
Daniel K. Inouve (D)
United States House of Representatives of Hawaii State
Total number of U S Representatives: 2
Democratic Party (2)
Governor of Hawaii State
Hawaii State Senate
Total number of Senators:25
Democratic Party: 24
Republican Party: 1
Hawaii State House
Total number of Representatives: 51
Democratic Party: 43
Republican Party: 8
PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS AND STATE POLITICS
Presidential Election 2012
As currently constituted the Electoral college consists of 538 members. Accordingly, to win the Presidency a candidate has to get 270 electoral votes.
The State of Hawaii is allotted
(4) electoral votes and Hawaii being a winner-takes-all state the
candidate that wins in Hawaii will receive all 4 electoral votes.
U.S. Senate Election in Hawaii, 2012
Democratic U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka announced
in March 2011 that that he will be retiring at the end of his current
term and will not be running for re-election for a fourth term.
Mazie Hirono [D]
U.S. House of Representatives Election in Hawaii, 2012
The state of Hawaii did not gain or lose a seat on account of the 2010 United States census.
Colleen Hanabusa [D]
Hanabusa is the incumbent Democratic U.S. Representative for District 1
serving since 2011. Prior to that she has served as the Hawaii Senate
Majority leader and President of the Senate.
Tulsi Gabbard [D]
Democratic Rep. Mazie Hirono is not seeking reelection to the State
House and instead is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by
POLITICAL NEWS THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Hawaii U.S. Senate Race
Endorsements for Rep. Hirono
Former Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle is seeking the Republican Party nomination . She is in a primary contest with former State Senator and State Representative John Carrol and former U.S. Senate candidate Eddie Pirkowski.
Primary elections are set to be held on August 11, 2012.