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GOP Senate candidate Richard Fale faces questions about campaign disclosure

October 31st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Did State Rep. Richard Fale, now a candidate for the District 23 seat in the State Senate, fail to fully disclose contribuions to his campaign? That’s a question Fale’s critics are now asking following the latest filings with the Campaign Spending Commission. You will recall that Fale was one of the prime beneficiaries of a […]

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Latest filing doesn’t solve mystery of GOP’s Hawaii Solutions PAC

October 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hawaii Solutions, the Republican political action committee which entered three Oahu races with negative attack ads under somewhat mysterious circumstances, filed its report to the Campaign Spending Commission prior to yesterday’s deadline (see “Father-in-law of GOP state senate candidate is officer of “independent” Super PAC“). The group reported receiving contributions of $$20,099 during the period […]

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Father-in-law of GOP state senate candidate is officer of “independent” Super PAC

October 26th, 2014 · 12 Comments

The father-in-law of a Republican State Senate candidate is an officer of a supposedly “independent” political action committee that targeted his Democratic opponent with a sharply negative attack ad mailed to voters. Earle Kealoha is registered as the treasurer of Hawaii Solutions, a little-known Republican political action committee that sent out a flyer attacking Democrat […]

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Wondering why the UPW endorsement was made so late

October 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Did you catch Friday’s announcement of UPW’s endorsement in the governor’s race? Democratic candidate for governor Senator David Ige received an endorsement from the United Public Workers, AFSCME Local 646, which represents nearly 14,000 of Hawaii’s blue-collar workers in both the public and private sectors. UPW members are employees from local schools and hospitals to […]

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Complaints against Pacific Resource Partnership on tap for Campaign Spending Commission

October 18th, 2014 · 10 Comments

There’s a full and potentially interesting agenda for next week’s Campaign Spending Commission meeting, set for Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Leading off are several cases involving the Pacific Resource Partnership, its executive director, John White, and related entities. The cases involve the failure to report expenditures or to identify contributors. In each case, the […]

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