Daniel Doherty

The race to fill the seat of retiring Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) has been called, and Democratic Senate Candidate Mazie Hiron has been declared the winner. The results shouldn’t be surprising: Linda Lingle -- the Republican candidate -- has trailed her opponent by double digits in virtually every single poll conducted this election cycle.

Stay tuned all day for Townhall election coverage and late into the night for live election results of every race in every state.

Daniel Doherty

Daniel Doherty is Townhall's Deputy News Editor. Follow him on Twitter @danpdoherty.

Author Photo credit: Jensen Sutta Photography

Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm of our readers it has become necessary to transfer our commenting system to a more scalable system in order handle the content.

Check out Townhall's Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome