Special Report

Cashing In

April 2018

Tuesday, April 17

Sen. Donna Kim Leads Crowded Congressional Field In Fundraising

November 2016

Monday, November 7

Clinton, Trump Donors Include Some Familiar Hawaii Names

Friday, November 4

Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race

A Rare Gift: HPD Chief Donates $500 To Prosecutor’s Campaign

Wednesday, November 2

Honolulu City Council Incumbents Maintain Fundraising Advantage

Tuesday, November 1

Super PACs Raise Over $1 Million In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

October 2016

Thursday, October 27

Shoo-In Candidates For Congress Raise Nearly $1M, Spend More

February 2016

Monday, February 22

Sen. Josh Green Is Sitting On A Half-Million Dollars Of Campaign Cash

Friday, February 19

Some Hawaii House Members Are Awash In Campaign Cash

August 2015

Thursday, August 6

Cashing In: Early Election-Season Filings Show Campaign Cash Trickling In

August 2014

Monday, August 18

Cashing In: Caldwell Stocking Up For A Showdown

Tuesday, August 5

Cashing In: Local Super PACS and Other Special Interests Spend Big

June 2014

Friday, June 13

Cashing In: Tsutsui Taps Maui, Role as Hawaii Lt. Gov. for Big Bucks

March 2014

Sunday, March 9

Chad Blair: Here Comes Hawaii’s Super PACs!

Sunday, March 2

Developers of 2 Waikiki High-Rises Have Donated Heavily to City Officials

February 2014

Friday, February 28

Cashing In: Hawaii Sen. Clayton Hee Is Largest Legislative Fundraiser

August 2012

Monday, August 20

Cashing In: Hawaii’s Top Ten Campaign Donors

June 2012

Saturday, June 23

More Than 80 PACs Jump Into 2012 Election

May 2012

Thursday, May 10

Cashing In: Hawaii Candidates Stockpiling Campaign Cash

Sen. Donna Kim Leads Crowded Congressional Field In Fundraising Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Sen. Donna Kim Leads Crowded Congressional Field In Fundraising

As of March 31, the former state Senate president also had the most cash on hand, followed by Councilman Ernie Martin.

Clinton, Trump Donors Include Some Familiar Hawaii Names Wikimedia Commons

Clinton, Trump Donors Include Some Familiar Hawaii Names

Individual gifts from the islands totaled $2.2 million to the 2016 presidential candidates.

Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race Flickr: Images_of_Money

Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race

With few exceptions, Democrats are winning the money game against Republican opponents in key state House and Senate races.

A Rare Gift: HPD Chief Donates $500 To Prosecutor’s Campaign Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Rare Gift: HPD Chief Donates $500 To Prosecutor’s Campaign

Records show Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha has only contributed to a campaign once in the past decade.

Honolulu City Council Incumbents Maintain Fundraising Advantage Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Honolulu City Council Incumbents Maintain Fundraising Advantage

Council members Ann Kobayashi, Ron Menor and Joey Manahan have far outraised their general election challengers.

Super PACs Raise Over $1 Million In Honolulu Mayor’s Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Super PACs Raise Over $1 Million In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

Two political action committees favor Kirk Caldwell while a third, funded by engineer Dennis Mitsunaga, is backing challenger Charles Djou.

Shoo-In Candidates For Congress Raise Nearly $1M, Spend More Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Shoo-In Candidates For Congress Raise Nearly $1M, Spend More

Brian Schatz, Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa are not worried about losing this year, but they are making moves for their future.

Sen. Josh Green Is Sitting On A Half-Million Dollars Of Campaign Cash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sen. Josh Green Is Sitting On A Half-Million Dollars Of Campaign Cash

The Big Island senator's term doesn't expire until 2018, when he's considering a run for statewide office. 

Some Hawaii House Members Are Awash In Campaign Cash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some Hawaii House Members Are Awash In Campaign Cash

But others aren't doing so well as the 2016 election season starts to pick up speed.

Cashing In: Early Election-Season Filings Show Campaign Cash Trickling In Courtesy: 401(K) 2012/Flickr

Cashing In: Early Election-Season Filings Show Campaign Cash Trickling In

Recently released campaign finance data shows more than $1.8 million has flowed into local candidates’ campaign coffers since the 2014 elections.
Cashing In: Caldwell Stocking Up For A Showdown PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Cashing In: Caldwell Stocking Up For A Showdown

The Honolulu mayor isn't up for election for two more years, but he's been amassing a campaign fortune that could help keep him in office.
Cashing In: Local Super PACS and Other Special Interests Spend Big Flickr: seanmcmenemy

Cashing In: Local Super PACS and Other Special Interests Spend Big

Data from the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission shows that more than $5 million has been spent by local political action committees this election cycle.
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