Money, Who Had It

Aloha friends and welcome to others. This is a special edition, if there are such to these periodic reports. This is most about campaign money and where we go, money-wise, from here. Some info can be wonky, so continue at your own pace. Please let me know if any numbers are incorrect. If you don’t care about the money, scroll to the last page for a quick political update.

Writing periodically to Republicans and conservatives, mostly in Hawaii, I email rather than blog because this is a (quasi-) private discussion. The reports, on-site updates from mainland conferences and conventions, and special editions augment what you should hear from the Republican Party. My perspective is that of conservative Republican, former State Party Chairman and Vice Chairman and member of the RNC, who campaigns here and on the mainland. Mostly ‘stuff’ you don’t have on your radar or don’t have time to research, my comments are not personal – perceived favorable or unfavorable. We won’t always agree but we should be informed. Let me know if you want to be removed from the list. Similarly, please feel free to forward this report to other conservatives and they can write to get on the list. Conservatives need to know that they are not alone in Hawaii.

Thank you each for your role in electing conservatives and Republicans. Thank you to candidates who stepped forward and to their supporters. Congratulations to the winners and their teams.

(Backward and) Forward

Aloha Friends, welcome back. Monday’s report was a look back.

Look toward 2014 and 2016.

-Had the pleasure of spending time with NRA President Keene and his wife. Known them for several years and am awed at their sustained commitment to the conservative cause. When I asked, I didn’t think they’d actually come, on one month’s notice. The FNRA banquet could only fit 280 people of their 350 requests. The Hilo Conservative Forum had more than 200 attend a discussion of the 2d Amendment and conservative issues (Keene was ACU President for 25 years). Another panel event in Honolulu needed more chairs. Keene’s wife “An unbelievable amount of effort went into utilizing our time and we are very grateful to all the many people who coordinated and worked together for the common cause. So glad you considered this and had the connections to work it.”  Hope they are back to open a new Big Island range. Slom was the only party officer or elected Republican to attend any of the five events.

Backward (and Forward)

Aloha Friends, welcome back. There is much to report, much had to be left on the cutting room floor. Two parts this week; Backward and Forward.

Thank you each for the work and funds you contributed to elect conservatives and Republicans. Thank you to candidates who stepped forward and to their supporters. Congratulations to the winners and their teams.

Republicans for Life (R4L) December 11. jacquelyn.skaf@gmail.com. Missed the last at a NRA President event. With a month to the ’13 legislative session, this is an important meeting.

Smart Business Hawaii. December only, 50% off membership darlyn@smartbusinesshawaii.com. Show whether you walk or just talk about supporting business – January 9 SBH Annual Business Conference http://www.smartbusinesshawaii.com/.