By Derrick DePledge
State Rep. K. Mark Takai said Monday that he raised $119,471 during the past quarter for his Democratic primary campaign for Congress.
Takai announced his campaign in early August.
"My grassroots campaign is powered by people from Hawaii who are sick and tired of partisan politics coming before good government. The federal shutdown has not only cost taxpayers millions of dollars every day for no good reason, it has caused real pain for veterans and working families, and that’s unacceptable,” Takai said in a statement. “If there is one lesson learned, it is that we need fewer ideologues in Congress, and more practical public servants dedicated to finding solutions to our problems.”
The other Democrats competing for urban Honolulu's 1st Congressional District are state Sen. Will Espero, Honolulu City Councilman Stanley Chang, Honolulu City Councilman Ikaika Anderson, and activist Kathryn Xian. State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim has also shown interest in the primary.