Tuika ran as a candidate for Governor of American Samoa in the 2008 gubernatorial election, which was held on November 4, 2008. His running mate for Lieutenant Governor was Tee Masaniai. The ticket received just 0.51 per cent of the popular vote.
Tuika announced his candidacy for Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2010 election for United States House of Representatives election in American Samoa, but placed third behind incumbent Rep. Eni Faleomavaega.
- Sagapolutele, Fili (2008-11-31). "17,000 Registered Voters Ready For The Polls In American Samoa". Pacific Magazine. Retrieved 2008-11-02. Check date values in:
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- "Prospective lawmakers in American Samoa revealed". Radio New Zealand International. 2010-09-03. Retrieved 2010-09-08.
- Samoa News political advertisement for Tukia for Governor, Nonpartisan candidates
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