By Derrick DePledge
Gov. Neil Abercrombie has a fundraiser for his re-election campaign on Friday in New York City.
The governor announced on Tuesday that he was going to Washington, D.C., to discuss the potential impact of the partial government shutdown on Hawaii.
Louise Kim McCoy, Abercrombie's spokeswoman, said at the time that the governor had a previously scheduled personal trip to the East Coast that would include the stop in the capital.
The fundraiser notice -- a $1,000 per person, 12:30 p.m. event on Broadway -- was posted on Thursday. Abercrombie's last fundraiser was his birthday bash in late June. He had brought in $3.3 million for his re-election campaign through June.
State Sen. David Ige is challenging Abercrombie in the Democratic primary.
*Update: Since a few readers inquired, Abercrombie's trip was -- as reported above -- personal. Taxpayers are not paying for the trip, according to the governor's staff.