October 25th, 2012

Fund for Freedom Committee, the mainland super PAC looking at the Hawaii U.S. Senate race, has not yet disclosed how much it has spent on television advertising on behalf of former Gov. Linda Lingle.

The ad criticizes Hirono as ineffective and praises Lingle as bipartisan. IMG_0663-1

But the interest group’s latest report with the Federal Election Commission, which covers Oct. 1 through Oct. 17, does not show very much financial activity. Diane Disney Miller, the daughter of Walt Disney and the owner of Silverado Vineyards in Napa, Calif., donated $50,000. Frances Nelson, a business executive with the Bohannon Development Co. in San Mateo, Calif., gave $7,500.

Combined with the more than $52,000 the super PAC had in the bank at the end of the September, the group only had about $109,650 to spend as of Oct. 17.

Fund for Freedom paid Kristin Hueter, a Bay Area fundraiser who raised money for Lingle’s campaigns for governor, $4,600 in fundraising commissions. The group had previously paid Hueter $5,000 for fundraising services in September.

*Update: Betsy Lin, Hirono’s campaign manager, on Friday called the Fund for Freedom ads “disappointing.”

It is disappointing that yet another mainland, conservative Super PAC has decided to air nearly $30,000 per-day worth of misleading attack ads in Hawaii to tear down Mazie Hirono. This is another example of how conservatives are increasingly becoming desperate as their Republican candidates struggle to win the four seats needed to become the majority party in the U.S. Senate.

4 Responses to “Trickle”

  1. Chicken Grease:

    What’s the saying? You can’t beat Disney.

    Early voting at Kapolei Hale apparently entails you:

    1) filling out a form asking for your name, address, and social security number (real safe, mmmph. You’d be giving government your social security number — that they should already have 10 times over — for the umpeenth time).

    2) electronic voting only. No paper ballots.

    But, short or no lines. Now, go turn that dial, press enter a few times and [red color button] cast ya’ll ballot . . . early.

  2. Goober:

    Drip, Drip, Drip, that every cent counts. Trickle when money just flows in.

    lingle never once acknowledged President Obama that he was born in Hawaii and she admits she was not. I see no bipartisan in this.

    “For the first time in Hawaii history neither Senate candidate was born in Hawaii. It’s a fact pointed out by Linda Lingle as she cracked jokes about her background in politics.

    “That was a very unlikely path for someone like me, a haole, Republican, Jewish woman from the mainland. Who knew?” said Linda Lingle.”
    written by Tim Sakahara of Hawaii News Now.

  3. Chicken Grease:

    October 26th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    . . .

    lingle never once acknowledged President Obama that he was born in Hawaii and she admits she was not. I see no bipartisan in this.

    Uh. Because if she never mentioned this no one would have ever known he was born in Hawaii? Or refused to believe? (don’t think Lingle knows Trump well enough to be able to inform him, ba-doink) Nnever mind Sakahara, better get Kerr on this one. Doiiiiyoiyoiyoiyoing!!!!!!!!

    ‘Bout 10 more days ’til what us on Political Radar’s been saying will be more or less on target.

    Who will be back for THAT party. Fr!ck. Who will vote?

  4. Goober:

    “Doiiiiyoiyoiyoiyoing!!!!!!!!” ?
    Sounds like your clock is all wound up.
    It blew a gasket.

    Those who are legal and American will vote.
    The ballots should not have a second language
    for some to understand. Being American is knowing
    how to read and write and speak American or English.
    If need a translation, you are in the wrong country.

    “ba-doink” is a word. Define it?
    Sounds like you fell in a chair and not on it.

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