The National Republican Senatorial Committee has not included Hawaii in its television advertising campaign to help Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate, but the group has directed some financial support to Hawaii Republicans.
The Target State Victory Fund, an NRSC-connected joint fundraising committee, gave more than $63,800 to the Hawaii Republican Party in late August. David Chang, the chairman of the state GOP, said the money will be used to pay for five NRSC operatives who will set up telephone banking and canvassing on behalf of former Gov. Linda Lingle, the Republican running against U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii.
Chang said their political work would also benefit Republican candidates down the ballot. “We wanted to make sure that it’s good for all,” he said.