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Entries Tagged as 'Campaigns'

Breaking down the sources of political contributions

September 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

In response to my preliminary musing yesterday about campaign contribution data now available online for download and analysis, Natalie left a comment with a couple of suggestions. She would be interested in knowing how much of a candidate’s money comes from outside of their own district, and what the breakdown is between different types of […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Politics

Interrogating the campaign contribution data

September 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Campaign Spending Commission has finally posted the updated file of campaign contributions up to the day of the primary election. I’ve been fiddling around trying to get some different ideas about ways of looking at it. It’s one of the stages I go through in trying to make sense of the numbers. It doesn’t […]

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David Ige: “A technician who thinks critically”

September 8th, 2014 · 20 Comments

This comment was emailed by a reader who urges more active support for David Ige, the Democratic Party’s for governor. I’m sharing his comment in full to start the week. I think it’s about time we started to get publicly excited about David Ige. If we can hold our nose and feign excitement over a […]

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OHA candidates report relatively modest campaign spending so far

August 23rd, 2014 · 7 Comments

Here’s a summary of amounts spent by candidates for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees between January 1 and July 25, 2014. The reported amounts are relatively modest, similar to what might be spent in a race for the state House, where the average amount spent through July 25 was $8,210, and the […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Elections · Politics

Rep. Chris Lee drawn into pre-election exchange with Mililani Trask, OHA candidate

August 19th, 2014 · 20 Comments

Representative Chris Lee ran unopposed in the Democratic primary in House District 51 (Kailua-Waimanalo), and now faces Republican Wayne Hikida, an insurance executive, “traditional family” supporter, and “a Bishop for the Mormon Church,” according to his campaign website. But this doesn’t mean that Lee’s primary was uneventful. Attorney Mililani Trask, a candidate for an at-large […]

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