Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), who Hanabusa is considering challenging, raised $1.1 million since he was appointed to the Senate, his campaign announced. Hanabusa has $250,000 cash on hand, according to the Honolulu Civil Beat.


The congresswoman is weighing a potential campaign against either Schatz or Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D), who appointed Schatz to the Senate despite the late Sen. Daniel Inouye's (D-Hawaii) dying wish that Hanabusa get his old seat.