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August 10, 2014


Abercrombie Blown Out in Primary

David Ige (D), who was unknown to many voters six months ago, ousted Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the Democratic primary, 67% to 32%, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reports.

"Abercrombie, who outspent Ige 10-to-1 and was endorsed by Hawaii-born President Barack Obama and Hono-lulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, had trailed in public opinion polls before the primary and had poor job approval ratings for the past three years. But the governor's defeat is startling given the state's economic rebound during his four-year term and recent policy victories on the minimum wage, land conservation at Turtle Bay Resort and marriage equality."












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