By Derrick DePledge
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has contributed $25,000 to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz to help with the senator's final get-out-the-vote push against U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary for Senate.
The DSCC, which helps elect Democrats to the Senate, has supported Schatz but there had been some question about whether the group would devote financial resources to Hawaii given the larger goal of keeping the Senate in Democratic control.
The winner of the Democratic primary on Saturday is likely to prevail in the November general election against Cam Cavasso, a former state lawmaker who is the likely Republican nominee.
Senate leaders, including U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., the chairman of the DSCC, and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., have backed Schatz over Hanabusa in the primary.