Hawaii Candidates Keep Fundraisers Under Wraps

·By Adrienne LaFrance

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Only Case, Hannemann and Kiaaina share dates and locations of fundraising events.

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  1. Djou has been deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Reserve since last fall. While on active duty, he is prohibited from participating in any political activity, but his campaign can still solicit donations. A spokesman for Djou's campaign declined to respond to an inquiry about any fundraisers held on his behalf in Djou's absence.

  2. Hanabusa did not announce she would seek re-election in the U.S. House until August 2011 (before that, she considered running for U.S. Senate). FEC regulations say that funds and assets may be transferred without limit between committees authorized by a candidate for the same office in different elections as long as the transferring committee does not have debts outstanding.

  3. Hirono filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission in May 2011. FEC regulations say that when an individual seeks different offices in different election cycles, funds from the earlier campaign that remain after the general election may be transferred to the later campaign.

  4. According to Party Time, Lingle had two separate fundraisers at the same restaurant on the same day. One was a breakfast, and the other was a reception hosted by a group of Washington-based lobbyists.

  5. NRSC refers to the National Republican Senatorial Committee. According to Party Time, the Nov. 9, 2011, fundraiser that benefitted Lingle also benefitted Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb.; Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho; and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.