U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono raised more than twice as much money as former Gov. Linda Lingle during the first three weeks of October in their U.S. Senate campaign.
Hirono, a Democrat, raised more than $460,000 between Oct. 1 and Oct. 17, according to her latest federal campaign-finance report, and more than $5.1 million overall. Lingle, a Republican, brought in more than $206,600 during the same period and has collected more than $5.4 million overall.
Hirono, who leads Lingle in public-opinion polls, has raised more money than Lingle in the past two campaign-finance reporting periods. Lingle had the clear fundraising advantage before the August primary.