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Schatz releases latest fundraising figures

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:14 a.m. HST, Jul 09, 2013

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz raised $911,000 in the last quarter for his Democratic primary for Senate against U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, according to his campaign.

Schatz has raised $2 million overall.

Hanabusa has not yet released her quarterly fundraising figure, the first since she formally announced in May that she would challenge Schatz.

Schatz had collected more than $1.1 million in his first quarter of fundraising, a strong opening for the appointed senator.

"I'm humbled by the strong support that our campaign has received in the last six months," Schatz said in a statement. "Together we can create new jobs, grow our clean energy economy, and build a brighter future for the families of Hawaii. I will keep working every day in the Senate to accomplish these goals and represent our Hawaii values."

Schatz was appointed in December to replace the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye.

The election next year is for the remainder of Inouye's six-year term, which runs through 2016.

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allie wrote:
Money in politics...it must end.
on July 9,2013 | 08:46AM
DownSpout wrote:
OUTSIDE MONEY: How much did Schatz raise from his New York City friends who paid $1,000 a plate at a fund raiser there a couple of months ago? Anybody know?
on July 9,2013 | 09:22AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Some folks would prefer he spend more time doing things for Hawaii residents and less time fund raising to keeping his position at the tax trough.
on July 9,2013 | 09:42AM
allie wrote:
agree. They system we have is very bad.
on July 9,2013 | 09:50AM
DAGR81 wrote:
Schatz should be doing what he was appointed to do. He is being paid to serve the people and not campaign for election to the U. S. Senate.
on July 9,2013 | 10:41AM
false wrote:
Schatz "not the best politician money can buy"
on July 9,2013 | 11:30AM
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