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AMERICAN SAMOA

american-samoaPopulation: Appx. 56,000 (2010)

Filing deadline: September 1, 2016.

Primary: November 8, Run-Off (if needed) November 22, 2016.

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American Samoa is a group of island in the Pacific. They have been a US territory since 1900.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Ame­rican Samoa sends one Representative without a vote to the House. It does not participate in Presidential elections, but does send delegates to the major parties’ National Conventions. All elections in American Samoa are formally non-partisan.

Aumua Amata Radewagen. (Pic: Congress)

Aumua Amata Radewagen. (Pic: Congress)

Representative: Aumua Amata Radewagen (R)
Committees: Natural Resources, Small Business, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeAumua Amata Radewagen

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2016.

Status, May 21, 2016:
Congressional aide and international election observer Aumua Amata Radewagen (b.1947) defeated the incumbent Democrat in 2014 with 42%. She has run in every Congressional election since 1994 and won in 2014 only because the Left’s votes were distributed among several candidates. Unless the same happens this year, she is probably not going to be re-elected.

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TERRITORIAL LEVEL

Lolo Moliga. (Pic: Territory of AS)

Lolo Moliga. (Pic: Territory of AS)

Governor: Lolo Moliga (I)

Other nominee: ?
Independent nominee: Lolo Moliga

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Likely Independent in 2016.

Status, May 21, 2016:
Teacher, businessman, Development Bank CEO and Territorial Senator Lolo Moliga (b.1949) was first elected in 2012 with 53%.

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Lemanu Mauga. (Pic: Territory of AS)

Lemanu Mauga. (Pic: Territory of AS)

Lieutenant Governor: Lemanu Mauga (I)

Other nominee: ?
Independent nominee: Lemanu Mauga

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Likely Independent in 2016.

Status, May 21, 2016:
The LG is nominated and elected on the same ticket as the Governor. Moliga chose veteran and Territorial Senator Lemanu Mauga (b.1959 or 1960).

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Territorial Senate: 18, elected by and from local Chiefs. Term: 4 years. Elections in 2016.
Territorial House: 21. Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016. 

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