2006 United States Senate election in Hawaii
Akaka: 50–60% 60–70% 70–80%
|Elections in Hawaii|
The 2006 United States Senate election in Hawaii was held November 7, 2006. Incumbent Democrat Daniel Akaka won re-election to his third full term.
Case had stated that although he has the deepest respect for Daniel Akaka, Hawaii is in a time of transition with regard to the state's representation in Congress which requires that the state phase in the next generation to provide continuity in that service. He had warned the state would lose all clout in Washington if the state's two US Senators, both of whom are over 80 years old, leave office within a short time of each other. If a Senator were to die, Hawaii election law requires that the governor appoint a replacement of the same party.
- Complete video of debate, August 31, 2006
|QMark Research & Polling||May 15, 2006||40%||38%|
|Honolulu Advertiser/Ward Research||July 2, 2006||51%||40%|
|Rasmussen||August 11, 2006||47%||45%|
|Honolulu Advertiser/Ward Research||September 17, 2006||51%||38%|
|Democratic||Daniel Akaka (incumbent)||129,158||55%|
- Mark Beatty, attorney and businessman
- Jerry Coffee, retired Navy captain, Vietnam War POW, and motivational speaker (withdrew from the race before the Republican primary but his name still appeared on the ballot)
- Charles "Akacase" Collins
- Jay Friedheim, attorney and candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1998 and 2004
- Eddie Pirkowski, businessman
- Steve Tataii, conflict resolution teacher and author
- Daniel Akaka (D), incumbent U.S. Senator
- Cynthia Thielen (R), Hawaii State Representative
- Lloyd Mallan (L), perennial candidate
|Rasmussen||August 11, 2006||58%||30%|
|Democratic||Daniel Akaka (incumbent)||210,330||61.4%||-11.5%|
Akaka won in all 4 Hawaii counties, taking at least 60% of the vote in each area.
- Official campaign websites (Archived)