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Hawaii union broke spending records for failed political campaigns

According to recent primary election spending reports, the Carpenter’s Union PAC broke all previous thresholds in its efforts to keep Sylvia Luke out of the lieutenant governor’s office, including with ads that many have called libel. Additionally, she makes it clear that she has no interest in working with the Super PAC now that Luke is running for governor alongside Josh Green on the Democratic ticket. Even though this is positive publicity, I will vehemently oppose it and challenge them as well, Luke said. In order to essentially buy an office, their leaders “resorted to a smear campaign”. Be Change Now spent $1.2 million to defeat Luke, according to data from the State Campaign Spending Commission. They further claim that Ikaika Anderson, a former city council member, was backed by a $2.9 million labor political action committee (PAC).

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