Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell pulled in about $45,000 in the days leading up to Tuesday’s election.
That compares to about $36,000 for Charles Djou, the challenger.
Caldwell’s donors included RMY Construction executive Russell Yamamoto ($2,000), A&B Properties executive Alan Arakawa ($1,000), city administrator Chris Takashige ($1,350), attorney Sherry Broder ($1,000), Koa Capital Partners’ Christopher Eldridge ($1,000), attorney Blake Oshiro ($1,000), Koa Capital Partners’ Dustin Sellers ($2,000), CH2M Hill Companies PAC ($4,000), Hilton Worldwide Florida executive Mark Wang ($4,000) and DeBartolo Development Florida executive Edward Kobel ($2,500).
Djou’s donors included Optio Mortgage broker Nancy Higa ($1,500), Preferred Medical Plans executive Paul Kimura ($1,500), retired politician Barbara Marumoto ($1,000), attorney Bill McCorriston ($1,000), JTB Hawaii Tomomi Aotake ($3,000), KCR Management Real Estate Development executive Davie Chan ($4,000), HMAA Chair John Henry Felix ($1,000) and Bank of Hawaii SPEC-State PAC ($1,000).
In related news, two super PACs also continued to raise big bucks to spend on favored mayoral candidates. Exactly $5,000 each came from Ernest Languisan, Ernest Moritomo and former Gov. Ben Cayetano.
Save Our City opposed Caldwell’s re-election, big league.
Meanwhile, a super PAC opposing Djou, Workers for a Better Hawaii, brought in $50,000, thanks to the Hawaii AFL-CIO.
The pro-Caldwell PAC also reported spending more than $300,000 grand in recent days, nearly all of it going to televisions and all those annoying mailers we’ve been receiving.
Fear not: We’re almost pau.
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