|The Green Papers: American Samoa 2010 Midterm Election|
Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
General Election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Runoff: Tuesday 16 November 2010 (tentative date)
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Political parties are not officially utilized in elections in American Samoa.
Should no candidate receive 50% of the vote in the General Election, the two top vote-getters will participate in a Runoff.
2 November 2010 General Election returns from an source.
|Governor 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Term Limit: Two consecutive terms. Territorial Governor|
|Democratic||Governor Togiola T.A. Tulafono
Acting Goveror: 2003 (remaining officially Lieutenant Governor after the death of Governor Tauese Sunia on 26 March 2003). First elected to a full term: 2004, re-elected: 2008.
Lt. Governor Ipulasi Aitofele Sunia
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
The current Administration informally identifies itself with the US Democrats. The major opponents to the Sunia/Tulafono ticket in both 1996 through 2008 identified themselves as "Independent" although they have ties to the US Republican Party.
|Delegate to the House of Representatives 2 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2010. Elections in American Samoa are officially non-partisan.|
||Democratic||Territorial Delegate Eni F.H. Faleomavaega
Re-elected Saturday 6 November 2010
First elected: 1988; re-elected 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
Seat up for election: Saturday 6 November 2010
|Democratic||6,182||56.41%||Territorial Delegate Eni F.H. Faleomavaega
FEC H0AS00018; 31 Dec 10; Tot $65,510; Dsb $72,111
|Republican||4,422||40.35%||Aumua Amata Coleman
FEC H4AS00036; 31 Dec 10; Tot $50,345; Dsb $48,433
|No Party Affiliation||356||3.25%||Tuika Tuika
|Non-voting Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. A candidate must receive a majority of the popular vote in order to be elected as Delegate to the House. A runoff election is scheduled in the event that no candidate receives the requisite majority.|
|Political Parties Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.|
| Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 1 candidate|
| Republican: 1 candidate|
| No Party Affiliation: 1 candidate|
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.
|Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.|
"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.
When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.
If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.
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