Special Report

Cashing In

September 2018

Friday, September 14

Following Campaign Cash In Hawaii Just Got Easier

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

Sen. Josh Green Is Sitting On A Half-Million Dollars Of Campaign Cash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

The Big Island senator's term doesn't expire until 2018, when he's considering a run for statewide office. 

Some Hawaii House Members Are Awash In Campaign Cash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some Hawaii House Members Are Awash In Campaign Cash

But others aren't doing so well as the 2016 election season starts to pick up speed.

Cashing In: Early Election-Season Filings Show Campaign Cash Trickling In Courtesy: 401(K) 2012/Flickr

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

Recently released campaign finance data shows more than $1.8 million has flowed into local candidates’ campaign coffers since the 2014 elections.
Cashing In: Caldwell Stocking Up For A Showdown PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Cashing In: Caldwell Stocking Up For A Showdown

The Honolulu mayor isn't up for election for two more years, but he's been amassing a campaign fortune that could help keep him in office.
Cashing In: Local Super PACS and Other Special Interests Spend Big Flickr: seanmcmenemy

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

Data from the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission shows that more than $5 million has been spent by local political action committees this election cycle.
Cashing In: Tsutsui Taps Maui, Role as Hawaii Lt. Gov. for Big Bucks PF Bentley/Civil Beat

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

Tsutsui leads challenger Clayton Hee in fundraising, but he has less in the bank, according to the latest campaign spending reports.
Chad Blair: Here Comes Hawaii’s Super PACs!

Chad Blair: Here Comes Hawaii’s Super PACs!

In a post-Citizens United world, local political action committees form to influence elections.
Developers of 2 Waikiki High-Rises Have Donated Heavily to City Officials PF Bentley/Civil Beat

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

UPDATED: Honolulu mayor and City Council members received more than $100,000 from California developers and associates.
Cashing In: Hawaii Sen. Clayton Hee Is Largest Legislative Fundraiser PF Bentley/Civil Beat

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

The controversial yet popular senator has lots of money, but will it be enough to stave off a conservative challenger?