Lingle maintains
lead in raising funds

So far, she has pulled in
$3.1 million for the race for
governor, campaign reports say

By Richard Borreca

Republican gubernatorial front-runner Linda Lingle is maintaining her lead in fund raising, according to figures released yesterday by the Campaign Spending Commission.

She has pulled in $3.1 million for the race for governor.

Candidates were required to file spending reports for the money collected and spent for the period between July 1 and Sept. 6.

Here are the campaign finances of candidates for governor and lieutenant governor. Information was provided by the Campaign Spending Commission and is available on the Internet at The totals for surplus/deficit and amount spent do not always add up to the amount raised because of outstanding debts in individual campaigns and loans taken out by some candidates.

Election 2002

Lingle reports having raised $861,688.96 during that period. In that same period, among Democratic candidates, Lt. Gov. Mazie Hirono raised $278,413.26, Rep. Ed Case picked up $240,672.34 and D.G. "Andy" Anderson collected $362,121, with $290,000 of that in loans.

Lingle's largest single expense was $53,500 to McNally Temple Associates in Sacramento, Calif., for media production. But she spent a total of $424,128 advertising on the four major Hawaii television stations. Lingle, who was outspent almost 2-to-1 by Gov.

Ben Cayetano in the 1998 race for governor, has said she expects to raise about $5 million in her campaign.

So far in the race, Lingle has outspent the combined total of Anderson, Case and Hirono by almost $750,000.

In the race for lieutenant governor, the three Democrats are waging a slightly more expensive race than the Republicans. The Democrats raised an average total of $147,000 to the Republicans' $128,000. In the last two months, the Democrats have raised an average total of $89,000, compared with an average total of $63,000 for the trio of Republicans.

Republican Dalton Tanonaka has collected $218,364 but lists a deficit of $34,349. Former Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chairman Clayton Hee, a Democrat, has collected $215,730, with half coming in the last two months.

Republican candidate for governor John Carroll failed to meet the 4:30 p.m. deadline yesterday, but his campaign chairman called the Campaign Spending Commission and said he would turn in the report today. Candidates face a $50-per-day fine if they are late turning in the report.

Anderson's report was delayed by about an hour but was available on the Internet by 5:30 p.m. yesterday.

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