EXCLUSIVE: Schatz adds $800K to political war chest
Hawaii News Now
Other big backers included executives from Hawaiian Electric Industries and Matson Inc., long time supporters of former Sen. Daniel Inouye.
Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz has raised more than $820,000 during the second quarter of 2014. His challenger in the U.S. Senate race, Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, reportedly raised around $432,000 in the first quarter of the year. Her second quarter figures are expected to be less than those of Schatz. UH-Manoa Political Science Professor Colin Moore tells "Hawaii News Now" that "support for Schatz is still strong" despite the strong name recognition of Hanabusa in recent polls. Despite the funding gap between the two Democratic candidates, their Senate race is expected to be close. Aloha, Russ.