HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - State Sen. Donna Kim leads the five other candidates in the amount of money raised in the Democratic primary race for Hawaii's vacant 1st Congressional District seat, according to new data released Monday.
Federal campaign spending reports that were due to be filed Monday show Kim has raised about $629,000 since she began campaigning. Lieutenant Gov. Doug Chin has raised nearly half a million dollars.
State Rep. Kaniela Ing is showing surprising fund raising ability, given he committed highly publicized errors in several of his campaigns for the state House. Ing has raised about $377,000.
Honolulu Council Chairman Ernie Martin has collected about $360,000. Former Congressman Ed Case has lent his campaign more than $150,000 of his own money, bringing his total raises to about $272,000. Rep. Beth Fukumoto, who has talked openly about her discomfort asking for money, has raised only about $69,000.