CEOs, Developers Pump Up Hannemann's Campaign Coffers
UPDATED 10/18/11 5:57 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann's campaign donation ledger is a litany of names that — like Hannemann — are familiar in Hawaii business and politics.
And though Hannemann far outpaced fellow Democratic candidate and Honolulu City Council member Tulsi Gabbard in the campaign finance reporting period that ended Sept. 30, Gabbard reeled in her own group of supporters — many of them in the construction and development industries — last quarter.
Gabbard and Hannemann both want to succeed Rep. Mazie Hirono, who is giving up her 2nd Congressional District seat to run for the U.S. Senate job that Sen. Daniel Akaka will leave when he retires next year.
In the most recent quarter of fundraising, donors gave Hannemann $294,745. He loaned himself an additional $12,000, bringing his total in the one month since he announced his candidacy to $306,745.