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Case reports campaign finances, trails opponent Hirono

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 3:23 p.m. HST, Jan 31, 2012


Former U.S. Rep. Ed Case raised more than $111,800 during the last quarter for his Democratic primary campaign for the U.S. Senate, which put him far behind the pace of his rival, U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, who raised more than $624,350.

Case has raised more than $467,000 for his campaign since last spring, while Hirono has collected about $1.5 million.

"I said when we started that we'd need at least $1 million through the primary. We're on track to exceed that, and that's before we include the upsurge in January contributions as voters focus on their choice and new polls show us leading the primary and the general match-ups," Case said in a statement.

Former Gov. Linda Lingle, the Republican contender for Senate, raised more than $1.7 million for the quarter, the first test of her fundraising strength since she announced her campaign in October.

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