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Suggested contributions ranged from $500 (the pikake level) to $1,000 (maile). House Speaker Joe Souki led the reception.
It was Caldwell’s 36th fundraiser since April 2013, which was a few months after he was sworn in.
Peter Carlisle, the former mayor seeking to boot Caldwell out of office, has not registered any campaign fundraisers with the state Campaign Spending Commission. He has said he will rely in part on public funding.
Charles Djou, however, held a fundraiser Wednesday at 3660 On the Rise. The donation suggestion was $1,000.
Djou told me last week that he has raised little money so far and is relying in part on name recognition. His campaign has repurposed signs from his unsuccessful 2014 run for Congress, writing the word “mayor” on them.
There are eight other candidates running for mayor of Honolulu. None have filed a campaign fundraiser, something required if contributions are above $25.
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