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Even though Democrats dominate the islands, the state GOP has more money than in recent years thanks to a few big donations.
The independent PAC, Defend Hawaii Now, has not disclosed any financial information with the state.
A legislative leader says the union is retaliating against Green’s closest rival, state Sen. Jill Tokuda, for her criticism of the rail project.
The union’s super PAC is flexing its political muscle in support of Colleen Hanabusa for governor and Josh Green for lieutenant governor.
Gubernatorial candidate Colleen Hanabusa is the big winner in labor unions’ super PAC sweepstakes, election reports show.
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.
John Carroll and Ray L’Heureux struggled to raise funds in the Republican primary election for governor.
In the race for money, Esther Kia‘aina and Sam Wilder King II are winning.
As of March 31, the former state Senate president also had the most cash on hand, followed by Councilman Ernie Martin.