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Senate hopeful Hanabusa raises $500K in 6 weeks

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HONOLULU (AP) - U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa raised more than $500,000 in the first six weeks of her U.S. Senate campaign.

Her campaign said Thursday it's a good amount considering she announced her candidacy almost halfway through the April to June quarter.

The campaign says more than 2,000 people donated.

Her opponent announced earlier this week that he raised more than $900,000 during the quarter. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is trying to retain the seat he was appointed to in December.

It was U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye's dying wish to have Hanabusa succeed him. But Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Schatz, who was lieutenant governor.

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