State of Hawaii Archives: on Government Reform


Ed Case: Only 8% of my campaign money comes from PACs

Democrat Ed Case sent out an email encouraging supporters to "follow the money" when it comes to Hirono donor's. Excerpt from Case's email: "Special interest PACs and other political committees. These mostly DC status quo defenders have contributed about $700,000 to Mazie and $10,000 to me in this race. Over our congressional careers fully 31% of Mazie's contrbutions (almost $1.9 million) have come from PACs compared with only 8% of mine. Mainland money. Fully 64% of all of Mazie's PAC and 'itemized' (over $200) contributions in this race have come from mainland donors, while 75% of mine have come from Hawai'i. (Candidates don't report the names and addresses of donors of $200 or less, but if we count those my Hawai'i contribution portion is higher.)"
Source: Civil Beat on 2012 Hawaii Senate debate May 10, 2012

Cam Cavasso: Remove all contribution limits on federal campaigns

Q: Do you support increasing the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns?

A: Yes.

Q: Should Congress regulate indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?

A: No.

Q: Do you support removing all contribution limits on federal campaigns?

A: Yes.

Source: Hawaii State Legislative 2011 PVS Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2010

Brian Schatz: Partial state funding for state level political campaigns

Q: Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support partial funding from state taxes for state level political campaigns?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative candidates?

A: Undecided on Individual limits; PAC limits; and Corporate limits.

Source: Hawaii Legislative 1996 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1996

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