Grab Bag: Hawaii's 2011 Congressional Votes

Adrienne LaFrance/Civil Beat

WASHINGTON — Democrat-friendly Hawaii is one of the bluest states in the union, and one of six states represented by a single party in Congress.

Like Hawaii, Delaware and Rhode Island are represented only by Democrats. Wyoming, Idaho and Kansas are represented by only Republicans.

Between January and August of this year, Hawaii's four congressional delegates had hundreds of opportunities to vote on matters that affect Hawaii and the rest of the country. We looked at every measure — 691 votes in the House and 123 in the Senate — to get a better sense of what one-party dominance means for Hawaii. (Read a related coverage about how Hawaii delegates' voting records differed in the House and in the Senate.)

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