Instead of spending your valuable contributions the way they promise, or the way party leaders budgeted, the monies from Lincoln Dinner fundraisers have only gone to
overhead and salaries
. Your State Committee,
charged with oversight
, would know this
they exercised their fiduciary responsibility to force any of the past four skipped audits to be conducted. This
chronic malfeasance by corrupt party officers
is a major reason why we lose year after year.
Every penny raised from that event has been spent on administration, overhead and salaries
before Election Year 2016 even arrived. There's
NOTHING left. They spent it all before 2015 was over. Candidates were not identified, trained or supported. That money is GONE.
Not a thing promised was initiated, or accomplished. You thought you were helping Republicans to win in Hawaii, but you paid for routine overhead, inflated salaries, and inaction. Every penny spent. For brave Republicans who step into the ring,
the 2015 Lincoln Day fundraiser is a memory of broken promises about 2016.
Lies and broken promises galore.
All the proceeds went to salaries and overhead
instead of fulfilling these empty promises.
Last year, fishy financial reporting and bogus claims caused HIRA to look closely at party finances. We quickly discovered that party leaders' routinely used the con game of "
Bait & Switch
" to attract your donations to "pay down the mortgage". HIRA exposed that scam, along with
. That investigation got us looking even deeper. It turns out that there's
to the story of fraud at the Republican Party of Hawaii.
BEWARE OF MORE EMPTY PROMISES
AND BOGUS ASSURANCES
Party leaders at the Republican Party of Hawaii have been completely
DISHONEST about the use of your money and
probably haven't been trying to get Republicans elected. These corrupt officials have
zero interest in delivering on their
empty promises. Sadly, officers like
Fritz Rohlfing and Republican legislators like
Beth Fukumoto (a recent former party chair herself) continually fail to provide accountablity;
choosing instead to circle the wagons and turn a blind eye. These people could address the corruption if they wanted. So very disappointing.
Chief con artists
Miriam Hellreich, Pat Saiki, Barbara Marumoto and their team
have lied so many times, they cannot be taken seriously. Their repulsive 'bait and switch' shell game has been operated with impunity for years. They continue to
that money from Lincoln Day fundraisers will be used to help Republicans win, while they repeatedly
that your donations to 'capital campaign' fundraisers would be used to pay only the mortgage.
That doesn't even pass the laugh test
They knowingly lied
, as you've
the taped backroom discussion.
"They act just like Democrats." The liberals who hijacked our party for too many years now have been
running the Hawaii GOP into the ground. They are abusing party funds and lying about it in the exact same way that Democrats abuse tax dollars and lie about that. So
the longer we let these corrupt RINO's control our party, the longer before a majority of island voters will take GOP challengers and our party seriously. For now, when they see an "R" next to a candidate's name on a ballot,
most will keep voting "D" or even just stay home.
The waste, fraud and abuse at the Republican Party of Hawaii
makes our corrupt Democrat-run state government look efficient and honest by comparison. As Republicans, we can't blame our problems on anyone else.
We must clean house. Every penny of our donations is supposed to be spent
convincing voters why they should vote Republican,
NOT blowing it all on a bloated and self-serving bureaucracy. This terrible situation reflects poorly on party leaders and their sycophantic supporters. But members of the party who want a brighter future for Hawaii are the ones who suffer.
That's why your money is better used when donating directly to candidates who want to win and who don't waste precious funds on massive overhead. The Hawaii Republican Assembly urges you to direct your generous donations to Republican candidates. As Hawaii's only Republican SuperPAC, that's what we'll do:
Donate Directly to Candidates.