If the outcome of the governor’s race were based simply on who raises the most cash, the Democratic ticket would have a big advantage over Republicans.

Neil Abercrombie had a better than 2-to-1 margin over James “Duke” Aiona in the latest campaign finance report (between Sept. 19 and Oct. 18). Same goes for Brian Schatz over Lynn Finnegan.

Civil Beat takes a look at where all the kala is coming from.

As we have done since well before the primary election, Civil Beat breaks down donors and contributions to get a sense of where the Democrat and Republican candidates get their dough — especially in the final stretch, when many donors are suffering from donor fatigue.

According to Abercrombie’s report, he’s getting money from unions but also employees of Bank of Hawaii, Pacific Shipyard International, R. M. Towill Corporation, law firm Labaton Sucharow and a lot of people who work for the state’s university and public school system.

As seen in Ainoa’s report, it means lots cash from state employees, faith workers, retired people, donors who gave $100 or less and, oddly, a lot of dentists. (Abercrombie has dental support, too.)

According to Schatz’s report, he’s particularly popular among attorneys. We mean you, Galiher DeRobertis Ono. And Leavitt Yamane and Soldner. And Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks.

Like Aiona, Finnegan’s report suggests she is popular with state workers and prominent Republicans.

As before, we apologize if we left your name and/or organization off the list. Remember, there’s always the next reporting cycle!

Industry PACs

Abercrombie Hawaiian Airlines Inc. Committee ($1,000), Island Insurance Employees PAC ($6,000), Associated Steel Workers ($2,000), Hawaii Association of Realtors PAC ($4,000), Hawaii Venture Capital Association ($1,000), Hilton Hawaiian Village ($3,000), Royal State Corporation (insurance; $6,000), Enterprise Holdings, Inc. PAC (the rental-car company; $2,500), SPEC State PAC (Bank of Hawaii; $3,700), Watanabe Ing LLP State PAC (law firm; $1,000), Castle & Cooke Inc. Legislative Committee Hawaii ($2,500), NCL America/Polynesian Adventure Tours PAC (cruise line; $500), Hilo Hawaiian Hotel ($6,000), Hawaii Medical Service Assn Employee PAC ($1,000) and Hawaii Credit Union League State PAC ($1,000).

Schatz Young Brothers Limited ($5,500), Hawaii Medical Service Association Employee PAC ($500), Holland America Line Paymaster Corporation ($3,000), Hilton Worldwide-Memphis Memphis ($6,000), ARDA ROC-PAC (a resort owners coalition; $6,000) and Hawaii Association of Realtors PAC ($6,000)

Aiona Hilton Hawaiian Village ($6,000), First Hawaiian Bank ($3,000), Hawaiian Airlines Inc. Committee for a Better HI ($1,000) and Maui Hotel & Lodging Assn PAC ($500).

Labor PACs

Abercrombie HGEA Political Contribution Account ($6,000), United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners ($5,800), ILWU Local 142 PAC ($6,000), IBEW Local Union 1357 PAC ($500), Hawaii Fire Fighters Association PAC ($6,000), Hawaii Committee on Political Education ($6,000), United Public Workers PAC ($2,000), Hawaii Carpenters Market Recovery Program ($6,000), Painters Local Union 1791 PAC ($6,000) and IBEW Local 1260 Voluntary Political Fund ($2,000).

Schatz Hawaii State Teachers Association ($6,000), Local Union 1186 IBEW PAC Fund ($6,000), Glaziers, Architectural Metal and Glassworkers 189 ($6,000), Painters Local Union 1791 PAC ($6,000), Plumbers and Pipefitters Political Action Committee ($6,000), Hawaii Laborers Political Action Committee ($6,000), United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners Local 745 ($5,800), HEMEP Political Fund (unionized electrical workers; $6,000), University of Hawaii Professional Assembly ($6,000) and Hawaii Fire Fighters Association PAC ($2,000).

Central Pacific Bank

Abercrombie John C. Dean, CEO ($1,500)

Schatz CPB PAC-State ($5,500)

Aiona CPB Pac-State ($350)

Finnegan CPB PAC-State ($2,500)


Abercrombie John Waihee ($5,000), Felipe Abinsay, Jr. ($200), Friends of Calvin Say ($1,000), Friends of Rosalyn Baker ($2,000), Friends of Carol Fukunaga ($1,000), Friends of Michael Magaoay ($1,000), Friends of Pono Chong ($1,000) and Friends of Brenda Ford (Hawaii County Council; $500)

Schatz Friends of Josh Green ($1,000) and Kim Coco Iwamoto ($6,000)

Aiona Quentin Kawananakoa ($5,650), Colleen Meyer ($200) and Fred Rohlfing ($25)

Finnegan Linda Lingle Campaign Committee ($5,750) and Quentin Kawananakoa ($6,000)

Government People

Abercrombie Hugh Jones, Hawaii Deputy Attorney General ($300), Jay Kimura, County of Hawaii Attorney ($500), Michael Formby, Hawaii Harbor Division Deputy Director ($1,000) and Richard Pezzulo, Office of Hawaiian Affairs CFO ($250)

Aiona Marsha Weinert, State Tourism Liaison ($300), Russ Saito, State Comptroller ($1,000) and Sandra Kunimoto, Hawaii Department of Agriculture ($200)

Finnegan Mark Bennett, Hawaii Attorney General ($250), Marcia Klompus, State Scheduler, Office of the Governor ($109.50), Linda Smith, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor ($150) and Lorraine Shin, State Director USDA Rural Development ($2,000)

Business People

Abercrombie Richard Dahl, James Campbell Company ($3,000), Jeff Kissel, The Gas Company ($500),
Bert A. Kobayashi, Kobayashi Develpment Group ($6,000), Tim Johns, Bishop Museum ($4,000), Stanford S. Carr, Stanford Carr Development ($6,000), Warren K. K. Luke, Hawaii National Bank ($1,000), Arthur A. Ushijima, Queen’s Health Systems ($1,000), Guy Merola, Commercial Data System ($1,000), Mark D. Wong, Commercial Data Systems ($1,000), Janet A. Liang, Kaiser Foundation ($3,000), Stanley Kuriyama, Alexander & Baldwin ($3,000), Hoyt H. Zia, Hawaiian Airlines ($1,000), David Carey, Outrigger Enterprise Group ($2,000), Duncan MacNaughton, The MacNaughton Group ($6,000), Joshua Feldman, Tori Richard ($500) and Donna A. Tanoue, Bank of Hawaii ($1,000)

Schatz Arthur Ushijima, Queens Medical Center ($5,000) and Dennis Mitsunaga, Mitsunaga and Associates ($4,000)

Aiona Morris Stoebner, Honda Windward ($5,000), Carol A. May, City Mill ($500), Jaide V. Watumull, Watumull Bros. ($500), Frank Coluccio, Frank Coluccio Construction ($4,050), Led Brodie, tire magnate ($500), Stanford Carr, Stanford Carr Dev. ($6,000) and Warren K K. Luke, Hawaii National Bank ($750.00)

Finnegan Joseph P. Nicolai, JN Group Inc. ($250), Frank Coluccio, Frank Coluccio Construction Company ($3,000), David Carey, Outrigger Enterprises ($2,000), Charles King, King Auto Center ($2,000) and Dorvin Leis, Dorvin D. Leis Co. ($2,000)

Jeff Stone, The Resort Group

Abercrombie $4,700

Schatz $1,500

Finnegan $2,250

Abercrombie Louise Ing of Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing ($1,000) and Jeff Portnoy of Cades Schutte ($1,200)

Schatz Steven Levinson, retired Associate Justice ($25)

Finnegan Sidney Ayabe of Ayabe, Chong, Nishimoto, Sia & Nakamura ($2,000)

Religious People

Abercrombie Wallace Fukunaga, Christ Church Uniting in Kailua ($100), Robert Fitzpatrick, Episcopal Church ($150), George M. Lee, Episcopal Church ($150) and Norma Nyuk Wong, Daihonzan Chozen-ji ($510)

Aiona Don Kimi, New Hope Kauai (in-kind; $1,496), Carolyn Oda, St. Andrew’s Priory ($2,000), Franchon Keamo-Young, Catholic Charaties Hawaii ($100), Elwin Ahu, New Hope Christian Fellowship ($92), Edward Asto, Grace Bible Church ($46), Anne Fujii, Kings Cathedral Wailuku ($20) and Alison Higa, New Hope Kauai Kapaa ($50)

Finnegan Carolyn Oda, St. Andrew’s Priory ($2,000)


Abercrombie Ruth Horie, University of Hawaii at Manoa ($50)

Finnegan Gregg Geary, State of Hawaii ($300)

From Out of State

Abercrombie Bevin Cherot, U. S. Army aviator, Potomac, Md. ($500)

Schatz The Fuentes Consulting Group, Miami-Dade County, Fla. ($250)

Aiona Mark Nakagawa, U.S. Dept of Defense soldier, Springfield, Va. ($25)

Finnegan Karen Delaney, homemaker, Laguna Niguel, Calif. ($6,000)

Number of Donors Who Gave Only $10

Abercrombie Nine

Schatz One

Aiona Five

Finnegan Zero


Abercrombie TYRI, Inc., Lihue (in-kind portable toilet rental fee; $166.67)

Aiona Schuman Aviation Company (in-kind airfare to neighbor islands, $4,262.40)

Finnegan Jade by Nikolai, gemstone designer ($1,000)

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