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If Hawaii Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa is Appointed to U.S. Senate, Hawaii Faces a Special Election for Her Seat

Published on December 20, 2012, by in General.

According to this article, it is likely that Hawaii Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa will be appointed to Hawaii’s vacant U.S. Senate seat. If that happens, Hawaii will then soon hold a special election to fill Hanabusa’s seat. Hawaii special U.S. House elections are one-round elections in which parties do not have nominees. When Hawaii held a special U.S. House election in 2010, two popular Democrats ran, splitting the normal Democratic vote, so that Republican Charles Djou was elected. The vote in that special May 2010 special election for the top three candidates were: Republican Djou 67,610; Democrat Colleen Hanabusa 52,802, Democrat Ed Case 47,391. But in November 2010, in a normal partisan election, Djou lost to Hanabusa.

11 Responses

  1. Demo Rep

    ALL mail ballots.

    Approval Voting.

  2. “ALL mail ballots.”

    Not since the 19th amendment :-)

  3. Demo Rep

    All SNAIL mail ballots — some since the Civil War — Union Army/Navy forces fighting the slavery forces in the South.

    Oregon Survives with ASMB.

  4. PTK

    If Roseanne Barr lived in the 1st District instead of the 2nd since she lives on the Big Island, then it would have been a great opportunity for her to try to make a run for Congress (I know you don’t have to live in a district to run for its seat, but it makes the people of the district feel better that you live among them). The most she can do is either run in the upcoming special Senate election or the regular US Congress election for the 2nd District, either way she should try to do something to make the Peace and Freedom Party active in Hawaii.

  5. johnO

    Someone should give her a call. Peace and Freedom Party would do well in Hawaii. D’s have one party rule (with Linda Lingle sole R) in that state. With this anti-war party stand she should do very well.

  6. I get the feeling she is not about building any party.

  7. johnO

    Roseanne Barr could still try.

  8. She could, sure. But I don’t think she would want to.

  9. PTK

    Probably it would be best to talk to her about the idea of building the PFP and running for office via Twitter, although from what I’ve heard she’s usually busy in hot water on the site.

  10. It’s all about Roseanne, not building anything. If she wanted to build anything it would have been a very different campaign.

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