Political Radar

Money, money

July 31st, 2013

Gov. Neil Abercrombie raised $859,483 in the past six months for his re-election campaign, bringing his total to more than $3.3 million overall.

The Democrat had $2.1 million in cash on hand at the end of June, according to his latest campaign-finance report.

Abercrombie is being challenged by state Sen. David Ige in the primary.

“We are pleased with the overwhelming support and confidence in Governor Abercrombie's vision and the hard work of his administration,” William Kaneko, Abercrombie's campaign manager, said in a statement.

“Since taking office in 2011, Governor Abercrombie has had to make some hard decisions amid tough choices, which have led to positive results for our residents and businesses. We see visible signs of a strong economy, one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, and a more responsive state government."

4 Responses to “Money, money”

  1. ohiaforest3400:

    What planet is Kaneko on? Abercrombie was elected in November 2010 and sworn in the next month. What is a "hard decision amid tough choices"(?)? And Abercrombie is taking credit for the economy and the unemployment rate? He must not know what year it is, either.

    Go David Ige!

  2. Guy:

    If Hawaii's economy was going south, Abercrombie would be taking it in the shorts. It's right for him to take at least some credit for it. The "sacrifices" included the political risk he took to implement cuts and push hard for Hawaii to start addressing pension reform which, in fact, is paying off now (S&P's recent stellar rating). Bottom line, Hawaii has not gone the way of Detroit. It could have. Abercrombie deserves at least some of the credit.

  3. ohiaforest3400:

    Guy, I don't entirely disagree with you; just think that Kaneko's blithe and inaccurate assertions are not credible.

  4. Especially Incognito:

    Politics is like a game of chess.
    If not in office, then we are just pawns.

    lingle did no better.
    If Governor Abercrombie passes Same Sex Marriage
    with others in office, they will all get re-elected to office.
    If they don't than republicans will win and Same Sex Marriage
    gets vetoed AGAIN.

    This is Hawaii, not the mainland. WE have no factories here.
    It was WE who bailed out car dealers. If any blame is to made
    it should be toward union leaders who deal with those in office.
    You figure out the rest.

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