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Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii)


Biography
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, 1974; U.S. House, 1977-90; U.S. Senate, 1990-2013
Born: Sept. 11, 1924; Honolulu, Hawaii
Residence: Honolulu
Religion: Congregationalist
Family: Wife, Millie Akaka; five children
Education: U. of Hawaii, B.Ed. 1952; U. of Hawaii, M.Ed. 1966
Military Service: Army Corps of Engineers, 1945-47
Start of Service: Elected: 1990 (3rd full term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Personnel; Readiness & Management Support; Seapower); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Disaster Recovery & Intergovernmental Affairs; Federal Financial Management; Oversight of Government Management - Chairman); Indian Affairs; Veterans' Affairs

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2006generalDaniel Akaka (D) 210,33061.3
Cynthia Thielen (R) 126,09736.8
Lloyd Mallan (LIBERT) 6,4151.9
2000generalDaniel Akaka (D) 251,21572.7
John Carroll (R) 84,70124.5
Lauri Clegg (NL) 4,2201.2
Lloyd Mallan (LIBERT) 3,1270.9
David Porter (CNSTP) 2,3600.7
1994generalDaniel Akaka (D) 256,18971.8
Maria Hustace (R) 86,32024.2
Richard Rowland (LIBERT) 14,3934.0
1988generalDaniel Akaka (D) 144,80289.0
Lloyd Mallan (LIBERT) 18,00611.0
1986generalDaniel Akaka (D) 123,83076.0
Maria Hustace (R) 35,37122.0
1984generalDaniel Akaka (D) 112,37782.0
1982generalDaniel Akaka (D) 132,07289.0
1980generalDaniel Akaka (D) 141,47790.0
1978generalDaniel Akaka (D) 118,27286.0
Charles Isaak (R) 15,69711.0
1976generalDaniel Akaka (D) 124,11680.0
Roll Call Vitals

19th

Hawaii is 19th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

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Twitter Followers (@senatorakaka)

Sen. Daniel K. Akaka has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.