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Civil Beat Poll: Obama Still Riding Wave In Hawaii

Civil Beat Poll: Obama Still Riding Wave In Hawaii

President Barack Obama is much more popular in the district where he grew up than he is in the nation as a whole. Almost 63 percent of likely voters in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District approve of his job performance.

UPDATE: Special Elections Past and Present

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is taking its marbles and going back to the mainland, but it's a pretty good bet we'll see them and their money again before long.
Civil Beat Poll: Djou On Way To May 22 Victory

Civil Beat Poll: Djou On Way To May 22 Victory

Honolulu City Councilman holds 14 point lead over Democrats Case and Hanabusa, who are in a dead heat for second place in the race to succeed Neil Abercrombie in the 1st Congressional District special election.
UPDATE: Special Election Maybe Not So Special

UPDATE: Special Election Maybe Not So Special

Even if Republican Djou wins on May 22, he may lose to a Democrat on November 2 ... or a Republican on Sept. 18.
UPDATE: More National Attention on 1st Congressional Race

UPDATE: More National Attention on 1st Congressional Race

With barely two weeks to go in the special election to replace Neil Abercrombie, the spotlight on Ed Case, Charles Djou and Colleen Hanabusa grows more intense.

UPDATE: Congressional Debate Shows Dems on the Run

Case and Djou mostly attack each other while Hanabusa gets in her own jabs
UPDATE: GOP Star Scott Brown Endorses Djou

UPDATE: GOP Star Scott Brown Endorses Djou

National attention on race shows GOP thinks it can retake a Democratic seat.

Discussion: Hawaii

Government, Politics, Etc. Civil Unions and Homelessness now have their own discussion areas, as does the 1st…

Hirono: ‘Never Take Anything For Granted’

2nd District Congresswoman Mazie Hirono on her re-election bid, her record in office and her lack of a serious challenger in a year when the tide nationally is against incumbents.
News Flash: Rep. Hirono Elected to Third Term

News Flash: Rep. Hirono Elected to Third Term

Just kidding. But might as well have been serious because no Hawaii congressional incumbent has lost a seat since statehood and no serious challenger has emerged in the 2nd District.
Minority Report: GOP and the 2010 Hawaii Legislature

Minority Report: GOP and the 2010 Hawaii Legislature

Although vastly outnumbered in the Democratically-controlled Legislature, Republican members say they can, and do, influence legislation - despite striking out on all 46 bills introduced by House minority caucus.
Is Hawaii helped by uncontested elections?

Is Hawaii helped by uncontested elections?

Dan Inouye has been virtually unopposed in his lengthy career in the U.S. Senate. Even in his…
Hawaii Politics