Political Radar

Scale back

September 19th, 2013

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa sent out a fundraising appeal to her supporters on Thursday, warning that she may have to scale back investments in field operations in her Democratic primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz if her campaign does not meet its quarterly fundraising target.

Hanabusa, who announced her Senate campaign in early May, did not have a particularly stellar first round of fundraising. Her advisers said in July that the campaign really only had about half a quarter to raise money after Hanabusa's announcement.

So this quarter's number, which will be released in October, will be a true test of the Hanabusa campaign's fundraising ability.

From the congresswoman:

Aloha team,

There are two possible outcomes following our September 30 fundraising deadline:

In one scenario, we do not meet our fundraising goal and are forced to scale back the crucial investments in our field operation that we need to win.

In the other scenario, hundreds of people step up to contribute to our campaign and support our vision for Hawaii. That impressive display of grassroots support moves us closer to victory by providing the resources needed to communicate with voters and share my vision for Hawaii.

Our September 30 fundraising deadline is critical and we have $20,000 left to raise. Please contribute $5 today to help us reach our goal.

These deadlines are a big deal and have a real effect on our budget and plans. We have a chance, right now, to shape the course of this campaign.

Our opponent had a five month head start, which means we have had to work twice as hard to build the foundation of our campaign.

But as I've traveled around Hawaii, I have been humbled by the many amazing supporters who are committed to this campaign.

Please, join us with your contribution today. I know that together, we can can build a better future for Hawaii.

Mahalo for your support,


9 Responses to “Scale back”

  1. Especially Incognito:

    Really don't care which party wins.
    I care if both parties work together for Hawaii
    and its people.

  2. Manoa Kahuna:

    Sounds like trouble, but it may be a hoax. Wait for the numbers.

    I still won't be surprised if she ultimately decides to return to the House.

  3. Especially Incognito:

    In what district?

  4. Manoa Kahuna:

    The 1st.

  5. Especially Incognito:

    I didn't think she moved.

  6. Gale:

    She did not have to move, except she promised she would. She lives in Nuuanu now. Civil Beat interviewed her in her home in Nuuanu.

  7. Especially Incognito:

    I am so confused. LOL

  8. Stay Put:

    Colleen needs to stay where she is - we don't always get what we want. I blame the late Senator Inouye's staff for releasing the letter to the Governor for creating this whole show-down. They should be ashamed of themselves!

  9. Especially Incognito:

    Republicans have two candidates in hiding.
    lingle and Djeu. hannabusa will be moving back home.
    I hope Djeu wins.

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