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     Nov. 4, 2014 U.S. Senate (Special Election)

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+Brian Schatz (D)
246,827 69.77%
Cam Cavasso (R)
98,006 27.70%
Michael Kokoski (L)
8,941
2.53%

353,774

Blank votes 15,777.  Over votes 152.
Plurality:  148,821 votes (42.07 percentage points).
Office of Elections




Notes: 
Appointed U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz survived a tough primary challenge from U.S. Rep. Collen Hanabusa (>) and went on to easily win the Nov. 4 special election to serve the remaining two years of the Inouye term.

Sen. Daniel Inouye, who served more than 49 years in the U.S. Senate, died on Dec. 17, 2012.  Inouye, in a letter to Gov. Neil Abercrombie earlier that day, favored the appointment of Hanabusa to succeed him.  However on Dec. 26 Abercrombie announced his appointment of Schatz, then serving as lieutenant governor, to fill the vacancy.

Schatz' experience included chairman of the Democratic Party of Hawaii from 2008-10.  He was a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1998-2006, and ran for Congress in 2006.  Hanabusa was elected to Congress in 2010 after serving in the Hawaii legislature as Senate Majority Leader and President of the Senate. 
In the Aug. 9 Democratic primary, Schatz defeated Hanabusa by 115,445 votes (48.5%) to 113,663 votes (47.8%).

In the general election Schatz faced Cam Cavasso (R), a financial advisor who served three terms in the Hawaii House in the late 1980s.  Cavasso, who had also run for U.S. Senate in 2004 and 2010, easily won the Republican primary.  Also on the ballot was
Michael Kokoski (L).


Campaign Manager:
Brian Schatz: 
Sarah Kaopuiki
(Sept. 2014...previously grassroots director, Jan.-Aug. 2014)  Executive assistant and director of special projects to Sen. Schatz, Jan.-Dec. 2013.  Political director for the Hawaii Democratic Coordinated Campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  State coordinator on Ed Case for U.S. Senate campaign, Apr. 2011-Sept. 2012.  Legislative fellow in the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Jan.-Aug. 2011.  Campaign manager on Anthony Marzi for Puna, Mar.-Sept. 2010.  Legal fellow on the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, May 2009-July 2010.  Legislative aide to state Sen. Russell Kokubun, Jan.-May 2009.  Office manager to state Sen. J. Kalani English, Jan.-Aug. 2008.  Community development specialist with the Council for Native American Advancement, Sept.-Dec. 2007.  J.D. from University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2011; B.A. in public policy from Stanford University, 2007.
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