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'Super PAC' spending riles candidates

The major support of two Council hopefuls is called questionable and unfair

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 01, 2014

~~<p>Candidates in two Honolulu City Council races are complaining about large sums of money being spent to defeat them by independent expenditure committees, also known as &quot;super PACs,&quot; that are not limited by traditional campaign laws.</p>
<p>AiKea UniteHere, established and funded by the UniteHereLocal 5 PAC Fund and Unite HereTIPState and Local, spent $159,249 from Jan. 1 to July 25 to support the campaign of hotel employee and temporary Local 5 employee Joli Tokusato in her effort to defeat incumbent Carol Fukunaga, Sam Aiona and Steve Miller.</p>
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Candidates in two Honolulu City Council races are complaining about large sums of money being spent to defeat them by independent expenditure committees, also known as "super PACs," that are not limited by traditional campaign laws.

AiKea UniteHere, established and funded by the UniteHereLocal 5 PAC Fund and Unite HereTIPState and Local, spent $159,249 from Jan. 1 to July 25 to support the campaign of hotel employee and temporary Local 5 employee Joli Tokusato in her effort to defeat incumbent Carol Fukunaga, Sam Aiona and Steve Miller. Login for more...



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