Leftover Inouye Campaign Cash Now Flowing to Hanabusa, Hirono

Mark Quezada/Civil Beat

The late Sen. Dan Inouye's political legacy continues to play out as his leadership political action committee begins helping out candidates that the senator favored when he was alive.

According to the latest campaign finance filings, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and Sen. Mazie Hirono each received $10,000 from DANPAC. Inouye's PAC had roughly $50,000 in unspent funds when he died. Inouye's main campaign account had more than a quarter-million dollars.

The Federal Election Commission has specific rules about how leftover funds can be used. The officers of Inouye's campaign committee ultimately decide how to distribute the money to other candidates, PACs or charities.

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