Galuteria is from Oahu, and word is that other Oahu senators are seeking contributions as well Wednesday night. When I have confirmation from the state Campaign Spending Commission, I’ll blog accordingly.
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Some say that it’s no big deal to raise money from people and groups even while you might be hearing legislation of special interest to them. Others say it smacks of flagrant influence-buying.
One thing is for sure: It’s legal in Hawaii. Cha-ching!
Several other lawmakers held fundraisers shortly before the Legislature opened Jan. 21.
Indeed, three of them — House Reps. John Mizuno of Oahu, Cindy Evans of the Big Island and Dee Morikawa of Kauai — raised their money together the night before lawmakers kicked off Opening Day festivities.
It took place at Cafe Julia — another short walk from the Capitol — and the suggested donation was a green Ben Franklin.
And this just in (albeit belatedly): Sen. Josh Green from the Big Island also sought cash that same night. It was for $500 a pop at Little Village restaurant.
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