Hirono’s words became a rallying cry for those on the left and within the #MeToo movement who were opposed to Kavanaugh’s nomination.
She was criticized on the right for taking such an aggressive stance given Kavanaugh’s vociferous denial of Ford’s allegations, as well as those that came from two other women who accused him of sexual misconduct and heavy drinking.
Hirono’s campaign also found itself caught up in some controversy after sending out a fundraising request based on the allegations. Her campaign quickly apologized.
Despite the fact that Hirono faces an unknown Republican opponent — retired engineer Ron Curtis — FEC filing reports show she’s spent more than $330,000 in the last quarter on expenses, such as fundraising and digital consulting, focus group testing, polling and ads.
Hirono, according to the latest report, still had $2.4 million in cash on hand.
Curtis, meanwhile, has not reported any contributions or expenditures with the FEC.
In Hawaii’s other federal races, former Congressman Ed Case, who’s running for the 1st Congressional District, has the fundraising edge on his Republican opponent Cam Cavasso.
The FEC reports for the last quarter show Case raised $96,420 to Cavasso’s $82,631. Cavasso outspent Case during the quarter, spending about $65,000 to Case’s $38,000.
Case has about $80,000 in cash on hand, which is more than twice what Cavasso had left over as of Sept. 30.
The campaign for U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who’s up for election in Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, had not yet posted her latest quarterly filings.
According to her last report, she had raised nearly $1.2 million during the election cycle and had about $2.2 million in cash on hand.
Her Republican opponent, singer Brian Evans, has not reported any contributions or expenses.
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