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Hawaii governor loses Democratic primary
« on: August 10, 2014, 05:53:23 AM »
 
August 10, 2014, 01:46 am
Hawaii governor loses Democratic primary
   
 

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) has decisively lost his primary to state Sen. David Ige (D).
 

The Associated Press called the race for Ige, who was leading Abercrombie by 67 percent to 32 percent.
Abercrombie is the first incumbent governor to lose a primary this year, and the first since 2010 to do so.

The former congressman had faced sagging approval ratings as he sparred with Democratic state legislators about budget priorities and education funding.

Ige capitalized on unhappiness with his leadership and his decision to appoint his lieutenant governor, Brian Schatz (D), to the Senate instead of Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), despite a deathbed request by beloved Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) that she replace him.

He'll face former Hawaii Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona (R) and former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann (I) in the general election.

Democratic Governors Association chairman and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) thanked Abercrombie for his work in office before attacking Aiona, tying him to his former running mate, former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle (R).

"The last thing the people of Hawaii need now is to go back to the failed Republican policies of the Lingle-Aiona administration. On their watch, unemployment surged to the highest level in a quarter century, a $732 million surplus was turned into a $1 billion deficit, and Furlough Fridays gave the state the shortest school year in the nation," he said in a statement. "David Ige won't allow that to happen again. He will lead in the tradition of strong Democratic governors who are working every day to create jobs, strengthen the middle class, and expand economic opportunity to all."

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Re: Hawaii governor loses Democratic primary
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2014, 07:11:50 PM »
And he was personally endorse for re-election by none other than his President.....


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Re: Hawaii governor loses Democratic primary
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014, 07:35:04 PM »
And he was personally endorse for re-election by none other than his President.....

He also attested to Obama's birth certificate being legitimate.
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Re: Hawaii governor loses Democratic primary
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014, 07:39:15 PM »
He also attested to Obama's birth certificate being legitimate.

That's right!  I forgot about that.....


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Re: Hawaii governor loses Democratic primary
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014, 10:13:18 PM »
So they'll replace one liberal Democrat with another liberal Democrat.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
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Re: Hawaii governor loses Democratic primary
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2014, 10:51:17 PM »
Atomic Cow wrote above:
[[ So they'll replace one liberal Democrat with another liberal Democrat. ]]

Hawaii has tipped over so far to the liberal left, that it's a lost cause, not worth arguing over.

Perhaps the ethnic natives will take over and demand that Hawaii become an independent nation.

Would be no great loss to the "United States", except for Pearl Harbor. Keeping that could be negotiated as a precondition for Hawaiian secession...

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Re: Hawaii governor loses Democratic primary
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2014, 12:32:10 PM »
It seems they were also able to recruit an "Independent" to siphon a few more votes from the "I think for myself!" morons.
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