By Derrick DePledge
State Sen. Will Espero has raised just $36,550 for his campaign for Congress.
"We started slow and just didn't pick up," he said of the past quarter. "We're going to pick it up this time."
The other Democrats vying for urban Honolulu's 1st Congressional District are Honolulu City Councilman Stanley Chang, Honolulu City Councilman Ikaika Anderson, state Rep. K. Mark Takai, and activist Kathryn Xian. State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim is also weighing a campaign.