By Derrick DePledge
State Sen, David Ige, the Democratic candidate for governor, has started fundraising to prepare for the November general election.
Ige had a fundraising event on Monday evening at the Waialae Country Club. The suggested contribution was $1,000, or $2,500 for sponsor level.
Ige has another fundraiser set for next Wednesday evening at 3660 On the Rise. The suggested donation is $36.
Former Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona, the Republican candidate for governor, has held two post-primary fundraisers, Aug. 15 at Oahu Country Club -- at $250 per person -- and last Friday at Hawaii Prince Hotel -- again for $250 per person.
Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, the Hawaii Independent Party candidate, has held one fundraiser, on Aug. 18 at Fresh Cafe Downtown. The suggested donation was $100.