Iwase has spent 4% of Lingle’s outlay in campaign
Republican Gov. Linda Lingle outspent her Democratic gubernatorial opponent, Randy Iwase, 26-to-1 in the 30 days following the primary election, according to the latest campaign spending records.
Lingle spent nearly $1.8 million, while Iwase's expenditures totaled $68,265 during the Sept. 24-Oct. 23 reporting period.
The bulk of both candidates' money paid for broadcast advertising and media consultants.
In the race for governor so far, Lingle has spent $5.8 million to Iwase's $304,543.
Lingle's campaign also collected nearly four times as much money as Iwase's -- $327,782 versus $86,549 -- during the reporting period. That includes $318,741 in contributions to Lingle and a little more than $9,000 in interest on bank accounts.
That continued Lingle's record-setting fundraising pace, with $6.7 million brought into her campaign coffers for the race so far, while Iwase has raised $328,521.
Lingle has $891,319 cash on hand heading into the home stretch.
Iwase's campaign has $23,978 in cash left, but with $60,000 in loans outstanding, his campaign is $36,021 in debt.
Lingle's running mate, Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona, raised $67,347 and spent $31,874. He has $201,344 cash on hand.
The spending report for Malama Solomon, Iwase's running mate, was unavailable online yesterday.