Lather, rinse, repeat

July 25th, 2011
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For politicians, the fundraising never really stops. Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz, elected with Gov. Neil Abercrombie in November, collected about $59,900 from January through June for the 2014 re-election campaign.

According to state campaign-finance reports, the largest source of donations — $25,000 — came from executives at Mitsunaga & Associates, an engineering firm that was a major supporter of Abercrombie’s campaign and inauguration.

Schatz spent about $39,500, including $30,00 in repaid or forgiven loans from his father, Irwin.

4 Responses to “Lather, rinse, repeat”

  1. Guido Sarducci:

    As your headline implies, Mitsunaga is laundering money to Schatz’ father via Schatz campaign committee. I see Mitsunaga hasn’t learned any new tricks since his old Pay to Play days.


  2. Umm:

    Hell Mitsunaga put his head so far up Abercrombie and Schatz’s butts, he was even able to slip some of his current or former or claim to be former employees to work in their offices why aren’t we reporting on that? While we had a “new day in Hawai`i” call to arms, what’s the point of calling an all hands on deck when you already got the hands in the same bed with the one who’s calling it?

    Source:

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/Governors_aide_tied_to_big_donor.html Retrieved March 13, 2011


  3. zipinparadise:

    So you’re suggesting that Dr Schatz is benefitting from this contribution to his son? Explain.


  4. hmmm:

    Shatz is the prohibitive favorite to be Governor in 2018 provided he can keep some distance from Abercrombie’s outbursts.


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