United States Senate election in Hawaii, 2016
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The 2016 United States Senate election in Hawaii was held November 8, 2016, concurrently with the 2016 United States presidential election, 2016 U.S. presidential election as well as other elections to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives, House of Representatives and various state and local elections. The primaries were held August 13. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Brian Schatz won reelection to his first full term in office, defeating former state legislator John Carroll (Hawaii politician), John Carroll.


Background

In 2011, Daniel Inouye announced that he planned to run for a record tenth term in 2016, when he would have been 92 years old. He also said, "I have told my staff and I have told my family that when the time comes, when you question my sanity or question my ability to do things physically or mentally, I don't want you to hesitate, do everything to get me out of here, because I want to make certain the people of Hawaii get the best representation possible." Inouye died on December 17, 2012. Governor of Hawaii, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie appointed Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz, a Democrat, to succeed Inouye. Schatz won a 2014 United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 2014 special election to serve the remainder of Inouye's term.


Democratic primary


Candidates


Declared

*Makani Christensen * Tutz Honeychurch * Arturo Reyes, perennial candidate * Brian Schatz, incumbent Senator * Miles Shiratori


Declined

* Colleen Hanabusa, former U.S. Representative and candidate for the U.S. Senate in United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 2014, 2014 (running for Hawaii's 1st congressional district, HI-01) * Mark Takai, U.S. Representative (died) * Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Representative (United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii, 2016, running for reelection)


Results


Republican primary


Candidates


Declared

* John Carroll (Hawaii politician), John Carroll, former Hawaii Senate, State Senator, former Hawaii House of Representatives, State Representative, nominee for US Senate in 2000 United States Senate election in Hawaii, 2000 and perennial candidate * Karla Gottschalk, attorney * Eddie Pirkowski, perennial candidate * John Roco, perennial candidate


Withdrew

* Charles Collins, candidate for the U.S. Senate in United States Senate election in Hawaii, 2012, 2012 and for Governor of Hawaii in Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2014, 2014


Declined

* Campbell Cavasso, Cam Cavasso, former State Representative and Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in United States Senate election in Hawaii, 2004, 2004, United States Senate election in Hawaii, 2010, 2010, and United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 2014, 2014 * Charles Djou, former U.S. Representative (Honolulu mayoral election, 2016#Candidates, running for Mayor of Honolulu, Mayor of Honolulu)


Results


Other primaries


Libertarian


Candidates


= Declared

= * Michael Kokoski, nominee for the U.S. Senate in United States Senate election in Hawaii, 2014, 2014


Results


Constitution


Candidates


= Declared

= * Joy Allison, independent candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2014


Results


American Shopping


Candidates


= Declared

= * John Giuffre


Results


General election


Fundraising


Predictions


Polling


Results


References


External links

;Official campaign websites
Brian Schatz (D) for Senate

John Roco (R) for Senate
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