United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii, 2008

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United States House of Representatives District 1

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  Neil Abercrombie, 109th Pictorial photo.jpg
Nominee Neil Abercrombie Steve Tataii
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 154,208 38,115
Percentage 80.18% 19.81%

U.S. Representative before election

Neil Abercrombie
Democratic

Elected U.S. Representative

Neil Abercrombie
Democratic

The 2008 congressional elections in Hawaii were held on November 4, 2008 to determine who was to represent the state of Hawaii in the United States House of Representatives for the 111th Congress from January 3, 2009, until their terms of office expire on January 3, 2011. Incumbent Neil Abercrombie (D) was reelected in Hawaii's 1st congressional district. Incumbent Mazie Hirono (D) was reelected in Hawaii's 2nd congressional district.

Hawaii has two seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms. The election coincided with the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii, 2008[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 319,956 76.58% 2
Republican 82,540 19.75% 0
Libertarian 11,293 2.70% 0
Independents 4,042 0.97% 0
Totals 417,831 100.00% 2

District 1[edit]

Hawaiʻi's 1st congressional district

This district has been represented by Democrat Neil Abercrombie since 1991. He ran against Republican Steve Tataii and Libertarian Li Zhao. CQ Politics forecasted the race as "Safe Democrat".

Hawaii's 1st congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Neil Abercrombie (inc.) 154,208 77.14
Republican Steve Tataii 38,115 19.07
Libertarian Li Zhao 7,594 3.80
Total votes 199,917 100.00
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

United States House of Representatives District 2

← 2006 November 4, 2008 2010 →

  Mazie Hirono Official.jpg
Nominee Mazie Hirono Roger B. Evans
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 165,748 44,425
Percentage 78.85% 21.14%

U.S. Representative before election

Mazie Hirono
Democratic

Elected U.S. Representative

Mazie Hirono
Democratic

Hawaiʻi's 2nd congressional district

This district has been represented by Democrat Mazie Hirono since 2007. She ran against Republican Roger B. Evans, Independent Shaun Stenshol, and Libertarian Jeff Mallan. CQ Politics forecasted the race as "Safe Democrat".

Hawaii's 2nd congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mazie Hirono (inc.) 165,748 76.06
Republican Roger B. Evans 44,425 20.39
Independent Shaun Stenshol 4,042 1.85
Libertarian Jeff Mallan 3,699 1.70
Total votes 217,914 100.00
Democratic hold

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Preceded by
2006 elections
United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii
2008
Succeeded by
2010 elections