Hanabusa Raises — and Spends — More Than Djou

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Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa has raised — and spent — more money than her Republican opponent, Charles Djou, according to the candidates’ latest campaign spending reports.

Although Hanabusa has received almost $1 million in donations since the campaign began, her recent expenditures have left her with roughly the same amount of cash on hand as Djou.

This is a considerable feat given that Djou has taken in than $400,000 total this election cycle.

According to Hanabusa's Federal Election Commission report covering April 1 to June 30, Hanabusa collected $187,174 in contributions this quarter, outpacing Djou who raised $139,170. But while Djou spent $21,763, Hanabusa spent almost five times as much.

The bulk of Hanabusa's expenses went to pay her staff. Djou's biggest expense was printing.

Including funds carried over from previous campaigns, both candidates have about $500,000 in the bank. They face only token opposition in the Aug. 11 primary and are expected to cruise through to the general election.

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