Hannemann leads Abercrombie in campaign funds
Mayor Mufi Hannemann has the edge over U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie in campaign funds, according to reports filed today with the state Campaign Spending Commission.
E Hoomua Hannemann, Hannemann’s gubernatorial exploratory committee, said it raised more than $1 million in the last six months of 2009 and had more than $2 million as of Dec. 31, 2009.
Abercrombie’s campaign said it had raised $860,000 in the last six months of 2009 and had more than $1 million available.
Candidates and noncandidate committees have until 11:59 p.m. tonight to file reports covering July through December 2009.
Hannemann has yet to announce whether he will run for governor.
Abercrombie will resign his seat on Feb. 28 to begin a full-time campaign for the governor’s office.
Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona also has announced plans to seek the seat.