By Derrick DePledge
Pacific Resource Partnership did not publicly disclose how much it paid Andy Winer, a Democratic strategist, for consulting work during the mayoral election in 2012 that included negative attacks on former Gov. Ben Cayetano.
But Winer, who advised PRP on several political campaigns that year, reported $131,258 in consulting fees from the group on his U.S. Senate financial disclosure statement.
Winer also listed $18,000 in consulting fees from the Democratic Party of Hawaii, where he helped with get-out-the-vote strategies.
Winer advised U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono's campaign in 2012, but as a volunteer.
The strategist is now chief-of-staff to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz.