Ed Case

Ed Case

Edward Espenett "Ed" Case (born September 27, 1952) is an American Democratic politician who represented Hawaii in the United States House of Representatives from 2002 to 2007. Case, a Blue Dog Democrat, first came to prominence in Hawaii as majority leader of the Hawaii State Legislature and for his campaign for Governor of Hawaii in 2002. First elected to the House of Representatives in 2002 in a special election to fill the seat of Patsy Mink, who died of pneumonia, Case represented Hawaii's 2nd congressional district until 2006, when he chose not to run for another term in the House of Representatives so he could challenge Senator Daniel Akaka in the Democratic primary for Akaka's U.S. Senate seat. Case lost the primary election 53%-46%.

In 2010, Case was one of two Democratic candidates in the special election for Hawaii's 1st congressional district. With the Democratic vote split, Republican Councilman Charles Djou triumphed. After initially planning to run in the September Democratic primary for the general election nomination, Case announced that he was dropping out. Colleen Hanabusa, Case's fellow Democrat in the special election, went on to win the primary and the general election against Djou. In April 2011, Case announced his candidacy in the Democratic primary for the Senate election in 2012 after Daniel Akaka announced his retirement. Case lost to Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, who also beat him ten years previously in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Read more about Ed Case:  Early Life, Education, and Legal Career, Early Political Career, 2002 Gubernatorial Election, 2006 U.S. Senate Election, 2010 Special Congressional Election, 2012 U.S. Senate Election, Papers, Personal Life

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