Democratic Party Of Hawaii
Although Republicans played a major role in shaping Hawaii before statehood, the Democratic Party of Hawaii has dominated government and politics in the islands for more than half a century.
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Democrats ruled the Senate 23-2 and the House 45-6. But they lost some ground during the 2010 midterm elections. In the new Legislature, it will be 24-1 and either 43-8 or 42-9, depending how incumbent Rep. Marilyn Lee's race turns out. The party has about 60,000 registered members throughout the state.