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Hannemann reports raising $250,000 in first quarter

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:51 p.m. HST, Apr 12, 2012

  star-advertiser / 2010 Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, who is running for Congress, said there is "no timetable" for leaving his job as president and chief executive officer of the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association.

Mufi Hannemann’s campaign for Congress reported raising $250,000 in the first quarter of 2012.

The former Honolulu mayor reports having raised $785,000 for the election cycle, including a personal loan of $12,000. He has about $630,000 on hand.

His campaign reported the numbers today, ahead of Sunday’s deadline for quarterly spending reports to be filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Honolulu City Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard nearly matched Hannemann for the quarter, announcing contributions of $213,000 for the first three months of 2012. She has raised a total of 571,000 to date and has about $465,000 on hand.

Hannemann and Gabbard are running in the Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District, representing rural Oahu and the neighbor islands. Also in the primary are former Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chief Advocate Esther Kiaaina, Hilo attorney Bob Marx and Honolulu attorney Rafael del Castillo.

Marx reported contributions of $10,000 for the quarter, along with $112,000 of his own money toward the campaign. He has raised $335,000 for the election cycle so far, including $306,000 of his own money, with no campaign debt.

Reports from other candidates were not immediately available.

Small business consultant Matthew DiGeronimo recently declared his intent to run for the Republican nomination.

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Publicbraddah wrote:
Wow, after the rail fiasco that Mufi started, people are still willing to see him do more damage to Hawaii. You deserve what you vote for.
on April 12,2012 | 12:58PM
Jsato wrote:
Patsy Mink will be turning over in her grave if such a self-serving politician is elected to her seat in Congress. We need someone in Congress who actually cares about people - not someone who will climb on people's heads to get some power and prestige for himself! Do people really want to elect a bully to Congress?!
on April 12,2012 | 01:01PM
julierob121 wrote:
Peter Carlisle's catching all the flak for the railroad fiasco while Goofy Mufi is getting a free ride to Congress! He's counting on the people of Hawaii having a very short memory.
on April 12,2012 | 01:09PM
LanaAloha wrote:
Why is he even running as a Democrat? We all know he's a DINO - Democrat in Name Only. Actually, I guess he's neither a true Democrat or true Republican. He's truly a pro-MUFI. He should start his own political party with his own motto, "Me, myself, and no one else."
on April 12,2012 | 01:21PM
rachelaloha wrote:
Thanks Star Advertiser for another Mufi Hannemann advertorial. Could you do a little digging and provide us with some info on how he raised his $$?
on April 12,2012 | 01:29PM
sailaway wrote:
Yeah, I'd love to see some info on where he raised the money from. He's such a bully. Did he offer corporate kickbacks or just intimidate people?
on April 12,2012 | 01:33PM
Jsato wrote:
CB did an article recently on Hannemann courting GOP donors on Guam - including president of Tan Holdings, Jerry Tan. Interestingly, the chairman of the board of the same company, Willie Tan, has a notoriously corrupt past, who "paid the largest labor fine in U.S. history — $9 million for sweatshop conditions in his factories." I think this says all we need to know about Mufi Hannemann and his fundraising. You can read the whole article at http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2012/04/02/15380-hannemann-courts-gop-donors-on-guam/
on April 12,2012 | 04:53PM
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