UPDATED: 12/3/10 4:30 p.m.

Democratic Gov.-elect Neil Abercrombie raised $1.1 million more than losing Republican opponent James “Duke” Aiona for this year’s election, according to financial reports filed Thursday. Abercrombie also spent about $1 million more than Aiona on his campaign.


Abercrombie, who crushed Aiona 58-41 percent in the contest for Hawaii governor, spent a total of $4.6 million on his campaign through Nov. 2, according to filings with the state Campaign Spending Commission.

The reports were due Dec. 2 and covered all spending and contributions in the two weeks leading up to the Nov. 2 election. It also includes totals for the entire election cycle.

Abercrombie spent $667,218 in the final two weeks of the election, and a total of $4.4 million through Nov. 2. He had raised $718,251 during that two-week period.

The Democratic ticket of Abercrombie and Brian Schatz won the election with 222,510 votes.

View Abercrombie’s disclosure report online.


Aiona spent a total of $3.5 million on his campaign, including the $420,221 spent during the final two weeks of the election.

Aiona’s campaign raised $420,002 during the two-week period, and a total of $3.38 million for the entire election. If you add in the $196,063 he transferred from his previous campaign for lieutenant governor, Aiona raised a total of $3.6 million.

The Republican ticket of Aiona and Lynn Finnegan received 157,098 votes.

View Aiona’s disclosure report online.

U.S. Representative, District 1

In the race for Honolulu’s 1st Congressional District, Republican Charles Djou outraised and outspent Democratic opponent Colleen Hanabusa, only to lose the race 50-44 percent.

The latest financial reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission, show Hanabusa both raised and spent $1.19 million on her winning campaign through Nov. 22. However, a previous quarterly report had shown her campaign had spent $2.15 million through Oct. 13.

The latest report for Djou’s campaign, shows he raised $1.4 million and spent $1.28 million for the election. But a previous quarterly report showed Djou had spent $2.05 million on his campaign through Oct. 13.

Update: The recent figures appeared to have decreased because the FEC did not include any money raised or spent on the special election held in May 2010.

U.S. Representative, District 2

Democratic incumbent Mazie Hirono raised a total of $992,226 on her winning campaign. Hirono received 68 percent of votes against Republican challenger John Willoughby. She spent a total of $1.07 million on the election, according to her most recent filing with the FEC.

Willoughby had not filed an electronic report as of Friday afternoon. His most recent quarterly report had shown he spent just $18,759 on his campaign through Oct. 13.

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