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Democrat Ed Case Easily Wins 1st Congressional District Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Democrat Ed Case Easily Wins 1st Congressional District Race

Democrats swept Hawaii’s congressional races, with Sen. Mazie Hirono and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard winning in landslides.

Hawaii’s Big Donors Pump Millions Into Mainland Political Campaigns Getty Images/iStockphoto

Hawaii’s Big Donors Pump Millions Into Mainland Political Campaigns

Most of that cash — about $7 million for the midterm elections — went to Democrats, according to federal records.

A Vegas Crooner Faces Long Odds In Quest To Unseat Tulsi Gabbard Brian Evans

A Vegas Crooner Faces Long Odds In Quest To Unseat Tulsi Gabbard

Maui Republican Brian Evans switched parties to run against the congresswoman. He says she’s more interested in running for president than serving her district.

Gabbard Spending A Lot Of Campaign Cash, But Not All Of It In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gabbard Spending A Lot Of Campaign Cash, But Not All Of It In Hawaii

The congresswoman is hiring well-known national consultants despite having an easy path to re-election.

Why GOP Congressional Candidate Cam Cavasso Won’t Quit Running Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why GOP Congressional Candidate Cam Cavasso Won’t Quit Running

The former legislator hasn’t won an election since 1988, yet he keeps taking on Hawaii’s Democrats in federal races.

Civil Beat Poll: Hirono Approval Rating Still High Despite Kavanaugh Backlash Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Hirono Approval Rating Still High Despite Kavanaugh Backlash

Moderates and conservatives have a dimmer view of the Hawaii senator after her pointed criticisms of the Supreme Court justice during his confirmation.

Hirono Rakes In The Campaign Cash Following Kavanaugh Hearing Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Rakes In The Campaign Cash Following Kavanaugh Hearing

While the Hawaii senator doesn’t face much of a challenge in November, her campaign is raising and spending money like she does.

Can A Moderate Like Ed Case Still Thrive In Washington? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can A Moderate Like Ed Case Still Thrive In Washington?

The Hawaii Democrat is likely headed back to Congress. But his centrist views are definitely out of style in a U.S. Capitol split by partisanship.

Hawaii Senators Want To Energize Voters After Kavanaugh Vote Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senators Want To Energize Voters After Kavanaugh Vote

Brian Schatz says it’s time to give full voting rights to people in Washington, D.C., and U.S. territories so they can elect members to Congress.

Hawaii In The Thick Of DC Battle Over Ballast Water Dumping Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii In The Thick Of DC Battle Over Ballast Water Dumping

Environmental groups say the shipping industry wants to loosen regulations, which could make it harder to fight invasive species.

Hirono: ‘Does Character Matter?’ AP

Hirono: ‘Does Character Matter?’

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attacks Democratic senators after they listen to testimony from a woman who says he assaulted her.

Here’s How Mazie Hirono Shaped Her ‘Badass’ Image In Washington Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Here’s How Mazie Hirono Shaped Her ‘Badass’ Image In Washington

Hawaii’s junior senator is gaining national prominence for her outspoken criticism of Trump and Brett Kavanaugh.