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Tue Apr 17, 2012, 05:03 PM

Hannemann, Gabbard Pull Away from Pack in CD2 Money Race

By Patti Epler 04/17/2012

Former Honolulu mayor Mufi Hannemann continues to be the leading fundraiser in the primary campaign for the open 2nd congressional district seat, although Honolulu City Council member Tulsi Gabbard is holding her own in the race for campaign cash.

Two other Democrats Hilo attorney Bob Marx and Office of Hawaiian Affairs counsel Esther Kiaaina are actively campaigning but lack the financial edge of Hannemann and Gabbard. A fifth contender, Rafael del Castillo, reports being in the hole by about $15,000 for the last few months.

Hannemann reported having about $631,000 in the bank as of March 31, the end of the quarterly reporting period. Gabbard said she had about $465,000 cash on hand, according to reports filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission.

Hannemann and Gabbard, as well as U.S. Senate candidates Linda Lingle and Mazie Hirono, put out press releases last week touting their fundraising successes in anticipation of the FEC reports being made public this week. They generally like to emphasize how much money they are raising locally, a counter to the widely held public belief that people who serve in Washington, D.C. end up being more in tune with national special interests, including political action committees, than with the residents in the communities where they live.

More: http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2012/04/17/15589-hannemann-gabbard-pull-away-from-pack-in-cd2-money-race/

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:40 PM

1. I like Esther Kiaaina or Rafael Del Castillo

very very much. Del is my first pick but I'd be very happy w Esther too. She is doing a great job of campaigning and building support. Bob Marx would be ok too.

This is a Democratic primary and the Dems do. not. like. the others very much.

We'll see who comes out to vote...

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Response to mahina (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 02:40 PM

2. I think I'd take Gabbard over Hannemann...

...I'm not sure the others are viable. I don't know much about Kiaaina, Del Castillo, or Marx.

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Response to mahina (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 09:40 PM

4. Okay yeah...

...didn't know that she's on record as a homophobe. We'll have to see how this plays out.

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