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Hawaii union set spending record on political campaign that didn’t work
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Hawaii union set spending record on political campaign that didn’t work

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - New primary election spending reports show the Carpenter’s Union PAC broke all records trying to keep Sylvia Luke from the lieutenant governor’s office, including ads many called a smear.And now that Luke is on the Democratic ticket with gubernatorial candidate Josh Green, she’s making it clear she wants nothing to do with the Super PAC.“I will adamantly denounced it, even if it’s a supportive ad and I will call them on it too,” Luke said.“Really, their leadership, resorted to a smear campaign to try to basically buy an office.”State Campaign Spending Commission numbers show that Be Change Now spent $1.2 million opposing Luke.They also say that the union PAC spent $2.9 million to support her opponent, former City Councilmember Ikaika Anderson.In all, Be Change...