The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly has dropped $20,000 on a direct mail piece critical of former Gov. Linda Lingle in the U.S. Senate race.
The mailer, on behalf of former congressman Ed Case, one of the Democratic contenders, shows the Republican Lingle with a mask superimposed over her face and the words “We know what she’s hiding …,” a reference to the faculty union’s claim that Lingle would vote with conservatives in the Senate.
UHPA has now spent more than $257,450 on behalf of Case leading up to the primary.
The Sierra Club, meanwhile, has spent more than $50,950 on a new radio ad on behalf of Honolulu City Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District. The group reports spending more than $138,250 on Gabbard’s behalf so far.