Special Report

Cashing In

August 2018

Thursday, August 9

Billionaires Boost Hawaii Republican Party’s Finances

Friday, August 3

Do New Pro-Hanabusa Ads Violate State Campaign Rules?

Carpenters Union Makes Josh Green A Million-Dollar Candidate For LG

Thursday, August 2

Carpenters Union Pumps $3 Million Into Hawaii’s Primary Race

July 2018

Friday, July 27

Four Takeaways From Hawaii’s Pre-Primary Election Spending

Friday, July 13

OHA At-Large Candidates Have Raised Little Money So Far

Tupola Leaves GOP Challengers Behind In Campaign Money Race

Following The Money In Oahu Legislative Races

Thursday, July 12

Ige, Hanabusa Power Up Their Fundraising

2 Candidates For OHA’s Oahu Seat Have A Big Financial Edge

April 2018

Tuesday, April 17

Sen. Donna Kim Leads Crowded Congressional Field In Fundraising

November 2016

Monday, November 7

Clinton, Trump Donors Include Some Familiar Hawaii Names

Friday, November 4

Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race

A Rare Gift: HPD Chief Donates $500 To Prosecutor’s Campaign

Wednesday, November 2

Honolulu City Council Incumbents Maintain Fundraising Advantage

Tuesday, November 1

Super PACs Raise Over $1 Million In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

October 2016

Thursday, October 27

Shoo-In Candidates For Congress Raise Nearly $1M, Spend More

February 2016

Monday, February 22

Sen. Josh Green Is Sitting On A Half-Million Dollars Of Campaign Cash

Friday, February 19

Some Hawaii House Members Are Awash In Campaign Cash

August 2015

Thursday, August 6

Cashing In: Early Election-Season Filings Show Campaign Cash Trickling In

August 2014

Monday, August 18

Cashing In: Caldwell Stocking Up For A Showdown

Tuesday, August 5

Cashing In: Local Super PACS and Other Special Interests Spend Big

June 2014

Friday, June 13

Cashing In: Tsutsui Taps Maui, Role as Hawaii Lt. Gov. for Big Bucks

March 2014

Sunday, March 9

Chad Blair: Here Comes Hawaii’s Super PACs!

Sunday, March 2

Developers of 2 Waikiki High-Rises Have Donated Heavily to City Officials

February 2014

Friday, February 28

Cashing In: Hawaii Sen. Clayton Hee Is Largest Legislative Fundraiser

August 2012

Monday, August 20

Cashing In: Hawaii’s Top Ten Campaign Donors

June 2012

Saturday, June 23

More Than 80 PACs Jump Into 2012 Election

May 2012

Thursday, May 10

Cashing In: Hawaii Candidates Stockpiling Campaign Cash

Billionaires Boost Hawaii Republican Party’s Finances Anthony Quintano

Billionaires Boost Hawaii Republican Party’s Finances

Even though Democrats dominate the islands, the state GOP has more money than in recent years thanks to a few big donations.

Do New Pro-Hanabusa Ads Violate State Campaign Rules? Defend Hawaii Now

Do New Pro-Hanabusa Ads Violate State Campaign Rules?

The independent PAC, Defend Hawaii Now, has not disclosed any financial information with the state.

Carpenters Union Makes Josh Green A Million-Dollar Candidate For LG Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Carpenters Union Makes Josh Green A Million-Dollar Candidate For LG

A legislative leader says the union is retaliating against Green’s closest rival, state Sen. Jill Tokuda, for her criticism of the rail project.

Carpenters Union Pumps $3 Million Into Hawaii’s Primary Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Carpenters Union Pumps $3 Million Into Hawaii’s Primary Race

The union’s super PAC is flexing its political muscle in support of Colleen Hanabusa for governor and Josh Green for lieutenant governor.

Four Takeaways From Hawaii’s Pre-Primary Election Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Four Takeaways From Hawaii’s Pre-Primary Election Spending

Gubernatorial candidate Colleen Hanabusa is the big winner in labor unions’ super PAC sweepstakes, election reports show.

OHA At-Large Candidates Have Raised Little Money So Far Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA At-Large Candidates Have Raised Little Money So Far

None of the three incumbents — Lei Ahu Isa, Rowena Akana and John Waihee IV — reported spending any money this year and two are in debt.

Tupola Leaves GOP Challengers Behind In Campaign Money Race Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tupola Leaves GOP Challengers Behind In Campaign Money Race

John Carroll and Ray L’Heureux struggled to raise funds in the Republican primary election for governor.

Following The Money In Oahu Legislative Races Brian Tseng/Civil Beat

Following The Money In Oahu Legislative Races

Fresh faces are raising and spending more than some longtime lawmakers with better name recognition.

Ige, Hanabusa Power Up Their Fundraising Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige, Hanabusa Power Up Their Fundraising

UPDATED In the lieutenant governor’s race, state Sen. Josh Green has raised and spent the most cash.

2 Candidates For OHA’s Oahu Seat Have A Big Financial Edge Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Candidates For OHA’s Oahu Seat Have A Big Financial Edge

In the race for money, Esther Kia‘aina and Sam Wilder King II are winning.

Sen. Donna Kim Leads Crowded Congressional Field In Fundraising Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Sen. Donna Kim Leads Crowded Congressional Field In Fundraising

As of March 31, the former state Senate president also had the most cash on hand, followed by Councilman Ernie Martin.

Clinton, Trump Donors Include Some Familiar Hawaii Names Wikimedia Commons

Clinton, Trump Donors Include Some Familiar Hawaii Names

Individual gifts from the islands totaled $2.2 million to the 2016 presidential candidates.