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Lingle, Hirono each raised about $1 million in past three months

By Star-Advertiser staff


Former Gov. Linda Lingle raised more than $1.1 million during the past three months for her Republican campaign for U.S. Senate, while Democratic U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono raised more than $941,000 in that period, their respective campaigns announced today.

Hirono has raised a total of $3.2 million during this two-year election cycle and has $2 million in cash on hand, her campaign announced.

Lingle's quarterly figure, which covers fundraising through June, was slightly less than the $1.3 million Lingle raised during the first three months of the year. Lingle has collected more than $4.2 million overall.

U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono and former congressman Ed Case, the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, have not released their latest campaign-finance figures, which are due this weekend. Hirono had raised more than $2.5 million through March.

"People from across the state have put their faith and trust in me because they know I will bring executive and common-sense leadership to our nation's capital to make the difficult decisions Congress has delayed for too long," Lingle said in a statement. "The easy decisions have already been made; it's the tough ones that must be made beginning in January when the new 113th Congress convenes.  And, as I continue to say, 'these are not Democrat or Republican problems we must overcome; they are American problems.'"

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allie wrote:
She has foreign interests and billionaires who want to buy this election behind her. She hopes we will forget her terrible two terms as governor.
on July 12,2012 | 01:33PM
Naloboy wrote:
C'mon Lingle. You showed your stripes when you tried to give Superferry a free pass on the environmental laws....then you showed them again when you kissed up to all the Republican whackadoodles on the mainland....including and especially that Palin woman. Now your getting a boat load of Republican, right wing money on the one hand and telling us what a common sense moderate you are on the other. As you should have learned long ago...you can't have it both ways.
on July 12,2012 | 01:36PM
Denominator wrote:
She's getting plenty of money from here in Hawaii too! People who are sick and tired of the brain-dead old Demo machine politics. We've had enough of this dictatorship and the corruption of power that is strangling our State. Dredging up SF is so WEAK! It was a Democrat controlled legislature that tried to pass special laws to keep it going. The Demos couldn't even find a candidate to run against her for her second term and only when she couldn't run again, they act like they found their voices and started yelling about what a bad job she did. HA! Like the hairy midget in office now is doing any better?
on July 12,2012 | 01:47PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
As choices go, we don't have any. Either way we go, we're sunk.
on July 12,2012 | 02:04PM
Eradication wrote:
People don't get it. This isn't about the party line anymore. It's all about money. Where's the ceiling on how much can be raised to get elected. Flood the newspapers and TV, radio's with your name and chances are you'll get elected. It's almost like the old days with subliminal messaging at the movies. Millions of dollars spent on campaigning and less than 30% voter turnout. I'd say the people don't trust any of you. How do we change this? Can a middle class person get elected in today's elections?
on July 12,2012 | 07:50PM
stevelaudig wrote:
George Bush's, and Tel Aviv's, favorite Governor. Surely we have enough representatives who "Put Israel" first in Congress.
on July 12,2012 | 01:48PM
MKZhawaii wrote:
Steve, Hawaii is the most diverse state in the country. We live and work with all different ethnic groups and enjoy each others culture. This is no room in Hawaii for anti-semitism. You really should be ashamed to post such a comment. Sad, very sad.
on July 12,2012 | 02:35PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
He and allie use "code" to spout their anti-semitism. Thanks for calling it out.
on July 12,2012 | 03:42PM
allie wrote:
There is nothing anti-semitic to question her funding from pro-Israeli interest groups who are not interested in America's interests. This has been reported nationally. Lingle was a horrible governor and now is a proxy for the rich and the Israeli interests which have hurt America so terribly in the past 12 years.
on July 12,2012 | 05:38PM
jayz43 wrote:
Don't look now, but your "horrible governor" is now leading the Inouye/unions/democratic machine's Mazie Hirono in the latest poll: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/jul/12/poll-ex-hawaii-gov-lingle-ahead-senate-race/ I guess she is only "horrible" to you and apparently a minority of voters in Hawaii. And for those of you who don't think Ed Case is "democratic" enough, he is polling better than Hirono and is leading Lingle by one point, 40% to 41%. Union endorsements are over-rated. If Romney wins, and there is a chance the Senate and House may go to the GOP, Linda Lingle would be an asset in Washington to further Hawaii's agenda. IMHO, Lingle could/would accomplish more in Washington than Hirono ever could.
on July 12,2012 | 08:48PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
So I clicked on your link. The poll was conducted by Ms. Lingle's campaign, not an independent entity.

Context is everything.

on July 12,2012 | 10:18PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Oh please allie, you have shown you true toughts on the "Israeli interests" many times in this forum. Shame.
on July 12,2012 | 10:16PM
oneindisarray wrote:
I'm going to throw up if the woman who proposed all the furlough days for teachers and later defected the blame on those same teachers whose livelihoods she destroyed when there was public backlash somehow wins this senate seat. I think the people of this state are smarter than that, but who knows any more with all the special interests; including the very newspaper I'm posting this comment for... I'm tired of looking at her face when I come to this site. I'll be shocked if this post is still up when I come back in a few hours...
on July 12,2012 | 02:21PM
8082062424 wrote:
I got to tell you most teacher now say she was not the worst thing.They will say our governor now is the worst things.And you can add Doctors and nurses just about every one in the medical field
on July 12,2012 | 05:01PM
allie wrote:
true..she totally cynical and could not care less about hawaii.
on July 12,2012 | 05:39PM
cocoschoice wrote:
Lingle has to raise all that money to be able to combat the local unions and the national political wonks who will try to sway this election. The people know that she is the right leader for Hawaii. In case you all missed it, being a Republican in Hawaii means you HAVE to be bipartisan to get ANYTHING done. Her track record shows that is true. Allie, it's too bad you've chosen to forget that she got reelected by historic margins in 2006. I don't think people thought she was too "terrible". Naloboy, it's a shame you didn't follow the Superferry saga more closely. You're woefully uninformed.
on July 12,2012 | 02:26PM
koaangel wrote:
If only the media would break out the source of the funding, we would be better informed.
on July 12,2012 | 02:45PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
That would help. It would be helpful in the Mayor's race too.
on July 12,2012 | 03:43PM
Denominator wrote:
Funny how the Dems celebrate their fundraising successes and condemn the Repubs when they are successful at raising money. Amazing how all the Demo contributions come from "good" people and great sources (like un-named unions) but all the Repub contributions come from "foreign" sources and corporations that are clearly up to no good (not the train because that is "good"). Funny too how Repubs are just a party of old white men that somehow relate to DeJu and Lingle. How's that? Maybe Demos are just inherently averse to the truth? They can't even keep from dirty advertising against their own i.e. the ads against Cayatano - who's done nothing that all the Demos haven't done.
on July 12,2012 | 03:53PM
allie wrote:
She is not really conservative or republican. Check her real record
on July 12,2012 | 05:40PM
allie wrote:
Her record is being widely reported on the mainland. Check out Washington Post. Lot of dark corners with her
on July 12,2012 | 05:40PM
Eradication wrote:
Corporate funding = corruption.
on July 12,2012 | 07:41PM
Eradication wrote:
This is so stupid. Why does it takes MILLIONS to run for political office? A normal person with common sense doesn't stand a chance against these people. No wonder we, the middle class, are not heard in WA DC. These politicians have lost contact with reality. Here's a clue...try running a campaign for 1% of the money you raised. That would be impressive and give people an idea of how good the candidate is when they can do more with less money. That;s how I survive, why can't you...Harry Kim on Hawaii Island is the only honest candidate running in all of Hawaii. He's limiting his contributors to no more than $10.00. He's not in anyone's "pocket" and he doesn't spend thousands on signs or try to get unions to sign wave for him. He's probably walking around at this very moment meeting people face to face. Hey Lingle, Hirono and everybody else, put on your walking shoes and hit the pavement and show us you care.
on July 12,2012 | 07:38PM
Changalang wrote:
Double proof that money can't by happiness for the voters of Hawaii.
on July 12,2012 | 08:03PM
kainalu wrote:
"People across the state", Lingle???? What - you don't think the informed public doesn't know that half your contributions are coming from out-of-state?
on July 13,2012 | 08:18AM
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