Mayoral race attracts near record spending

Mayoral race attracts near record spending

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A pro-rail political action committee has spent $2.5 million on the Honolulu mayor's race, in what's become one of the most expensive local mayoral races.

In filings with the state Campaign Spending Commission, Pacific Resource Partnership said the money went toward polling and political advertising. Most of the ads targeted anti-rail mayoral candidate Ben Cayetano.

In all, a total of $6 million has been spent on this election by PRP, other political action committees and mayoral candidates Cayetano and Kirk Caldwell.

The record came in 2004 mayoral race when Mufi Hannemann - Duke Bainum spent a total of $6.2 million.

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