Case Remains Behind Other Leading Candidates In Senate Money Race

Chad Blair/Civil Beat

WASHINGTON — Former Congressman Ed Case isn't raising as much money in his campaign for U.S. Senate as Democratic opponent Rep. Mazie Hirono and Republican candidate Linda Lingle.

But what Case lacks in cash, he may be able to make up for with name recognition, one political analyst suggests.

Case is running against Hirono in the August 11 Democratic primary and the winner likely will face former Hawaii governor Lingle in the Nov. 6 general election.

"I'm not sure that anybody would call Ed Case anything but an underdog in this race," said Jennifer Duffy, senior editor of the Washington,D.C.-based Cook Political Report.

Case raised nearly $111,840 in the three-month period that ended Dec. 31, according to Case's latest campaign finance report which he provided to Civil Beat. (It still hasn't been posted online at the Federal Election Commission website.)

Hirono took in more than five times as much — nearly $624,000 — during that time; Lingle easily outpaced both Democrats, raising almost $1.8 million from October through December.

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