Hawaii Execs Put Their Money Behind Hanabusa

Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Walter Dods. Jeff Stone. Bert Kobayashi.

Some of Hawaii's top business leaders are putting their money behind U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa — even though she still has a month to declare whether she'll run for the Senate.

Hanabusa raised a total of $228,714 for the three months ending June 30, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Of that amount, $167,500 — almost three-fourths — came from individual donors. Another $59,500 came from political committees.

Hanabusa's expenses totaled $41,975 for the same period. She reported having $260,995 in cash on hand as of June 30.

The quarterly reports were due July 15, but as of 6 p.m. Hawaii time, only Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard, who is running for the 2nd Congressional District, had filed. Reports for Mazie Hirono and Ed Case had not yet been posted.

Hirono told Civil Beat Thursday that she raised nearly $300,000. Former Congressman Ed Case, who declared his Senate intentions April 10, said he raised about $240,000.

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