The Carpenters Union continued to funnel money into campaign coffers of the Pacific Resource Partnership even after November’s general election, according to PRP’s latest reports filed with the Campaign Spending Commission. PRP, of course, is the group which spearheaded the anti-Cayetano efforts during to 2012 Honolulu mayoral campaign.
PRP reported receiving $238,005.43 from the Hawaii Carpenters Market Recovery Program Fund in three separate payments made during November and December of last year. This came in addition to the more than $3.2 million received up through the November election.
However, reports filed by the Carpenters Market Recovery Program Fund claimed no disbursements of any kind during the November-December period.
It’s just another oddity in the confusing trail of money that poured into the anti-Cayetano/pro-rail campaign efforts last year.
Pacific Resource Partnership had reported $101,331.71 in unpaid bills as of election day, and the amounts spent int he last two months of the year apparently covered these expenses and other late bills.
PRP reported spending a total of $75,680.22 in the November-December period for salaries and related costs, and another $4,488.09 to rent vans for its field workers who went door to door in certain neighborhoods during the campaign.
Other expenses went for media production and consulting costs, polling; $12,072.79 for phones (perhaps phone banking?), and $7,500 for a “micro target project.”