Inouye Campaign Raises $225,605 in 2nd Quarter

U.S. Govt.

U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye raised $225,605 in the second quarter, according to the latest figures available from the Federal Election Commission. This brings his total contributions this election cycle to more than $4.9 million — a sum that eclipses funds raised by all of the major candidates in Hawaii's U.S. Senate and House races combined.

Inouye's quarterly report covering April 1 through June 30 showed up on the FEC website Friday. Last week we reported on the quarterly reports from the major candidates for U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate.

Most candidates file their reports electronically, meaning they show up in near real time. But because Inouye files his quarterly reports on paper, his filing took longer to show up on the FEC website. Civil Beat asked the Inouye campaign last week if it would share its quarterly report with us directly, but the campaign declined.

To little surprise, the report shows that Inouye, who has been in office for more than a half-century, holds the majority of the funds in the race.

Inouye's campaign spent $433,730 in the second quarter. For the election cycle, he spent $1,966,858.

As of June 30, he had $2,719,774 on hand.

Over the life of the election cycle, the majority of the campaign money came from individuals. Individuals gave $3,408,825 — more than twice the $1,536,000 PACs gave.

The other candidate for the Senate seat to post a report was Republican Cam Cavasso. His report showed total contributions from April 1 to June 30 amounting to $42,122. This brought total contributions for the election cycle to $59,708.

Cavasso spent $108,257 during the period and $135,364 during the election period through June 30.

He has $5,072 on hand.

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