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Hannemann collects $538,000 for Congressional bid


Democrat Mufi Hannemann reports his campaign for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District has collected more than $538,000 ($526,000 raised and a $12,000 loan from the candidate) since he announced his candidacy on Aug. 30 through Dec. 31.

Overall, 82 percent of the contributions came from in-state, with close to one-half of those in the form of donations of $100 or less.

“The response to our campaign for Congress has been remarkable. Our fund-raising reflects a cross-section of support from throughout Hawaii, from small business owners and labor, diverse professions, and grassroots supporters in every county,” said Hannemann. “Our message of putting people back to work, while protecting vital benefits like Social Security and Medicare continues to resonate with voters.”

Hannemann also has received the endorsement of Hui Ana O Makai, the organization representing the retirees of the Honolulu Police Department.

Co-chairman of the Hui Ana O Makai PAC, Steven T.K. Burke, said, “As a former Councilmember and Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, Mufi has always strived to make Honolulu and the entire state of Hawaii a better place to live. We fully support his efforts to take this same positive commitment to Washington, D.C. We are asking all of our law enforcement brothers and sisters, both in-service and retirees, as well as their ohana, to back Mufi for Congress.”

Hannemann said, “I’m very grateful to have the support of Hui Ana O Makai. I have always been a strong champion for our men and women in law enforcement, and will continue to support their retirees who have served us so valiantly through the years.”

Hannemann has previously received the endorsements of 14 labor organizations representing more than 60,000 active members and retirees throughout the state.

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One Response to “Hannemann collects $538,000 for Congressional bid”

  1. Joan says:

    This is Hannemann’s dishonest press release because he was embarrassed that his fundraising is on a downhill sputter.
    As Civil Beat reported:

    Hannemann raised about $231,000 last quarter, according to his campaign, which is less than he raised in the first month of campaigning. At the same time, Gabbard broke a personal fundraising record, taking in $203,500 last quarter, according to her campaign.

    “While it’s clear Tulsi has the momentum here, what’s even more important is her message and her proven willingness to make personal sacrifice in the service of Hawaii and our Country,” Gabbard Finance Director Erika Tsuji told DC808.

    Here’s a telling detail about Hannemann’s latest figures: Instead of releasing quarterly numbers — which is standard for candidates announcing their latest fundraising efforts — Hannemann’s campaign released a figure for his overall fundraising since August.

    This may have been a strategy to to minimize the fact that Hannemann raised less money in three months than he did in the one month before.


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