June 30th, 2011

U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, who is running in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, put out a fundraising appeal today asking  donors to beat the deadline to have their contributions appear on her quarterly campaign-finance report in July.

While it does not make a difference operationally whether donors give their money today or Friday, Hirono notes — correctly — that reporters and pundits will use the quarterly reports to measure her strength against former congressman Ed Case.

Tomorrow, we’re going to start pulling together the numbers for our Senate campaign’s first ever public fundraising report to the Federal Election Commission. And every contribution that we receive before midnight tonight — hopefully including yours — will be included.

But you and I aren’t the only people who’ll be interested in seeing how many donors we’ve been able to recruit over the last month and a half.

The press, pundits, and potential opponents are going to pore over these numbers, too.

This will be their first, objective glimpse into the strength of our campaign going forward.

2 Responses to “Expectations”

  1. Recce:

    In January 2011, I wrote to “my” Hawaii Representative Mazie Hirono to alert her to some serious problems with the Honolulu TSA.  To date, she has not given me the courtesy of a reply or acknowledged my letter.  

    At the time I wrote Hirono, I also wrote to Representative John Mica because he was chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee which has oversight of the TSA.  Fast forward six months to today and we have Representative Mica taking action to ensure the safety of travelers using Hawaii airports.

    Meanwhile, Lazy Mazie is still sound asleep at the switch ignoring her own constituents. Only a fool would send her money so she can get promoted to an even greater level of incompetence!

  2. Kimo:

    Many politicians do this – I got several appeals from the Obama campaign over the space of a few days this week.

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