Who Are Hawaii's U.S. Senate Candidates' Biggest Donors?

Chad Blair/Civil Beat

The U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Oct. 8, 2013.

Brian Schatz may have a 2-to-1 advantage over Colleen Hanabusa in campaign fundraising, but both candidates have received significant contributions from well-connected local folks.

Schatz, the appointed U.S. senator, and Hanabusa, the U.S. representative who wants his job, also attract plenty of money from mainland donors and political action committees. As a sitting senator, Schatz attracts larger amounts of mainland money, which seems natural given his overall advantage, but Hanabusa is holding her own in donations from other states, according to the most recent filings with the Federal Election Commission.

Both candidates are also spending tens of thousands of dollars on polling and consulting work. With new polls circulating that show the Democratic Senate primary contest remains in flux, Civil Beat is looking at some of the largest sources of the candidates' money.

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