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Loophole in Hawaii's pay-to-play law exploited by donors

An investigation by the Honolulu Advertiser found that donors linked to city and state contractors are giving money to candidates for Hawaii's gubernatorial races. Experts say the donors are exploiting a loophole in Hawaii's five year-old pay-to-play law. The study is based on a computer-assisted survey of more than 2,300 campaign contributions made to three top gubernatorial candidates during the second half of 2009.

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