Hawaii Goes Blue
In Saturday's primary elections in Hawaii, Ed Case received almost twice as many votes as the winner of the Republican primary, and Mr Case didn't even win the Democratic primary. Congresswoman Mazie Hirono won 57% of the votes in the Democratic primary and secured her spot as the Democratic nominee and possibly as the next Senator from Hawaii.
The lopsided number of votes on the Democratic side could be the result of the lack of competition on the Republican side as former Governor Linda Lingle won the nomination with more than 90% of the vote. However, the fact that more than four times as many people voted in the Democratic primary than the Republican primary shows that more people are interested in the Democratic party than the Republican.
Previously, we had the Hawaii senate seat as a tossup. Now, it is classified as leaning Democrat. It may change back or it may go to a solid Democrat before the general election in November.