Political Radar


January 31st, 2014

Gov. Neil Abercrombie raised more than $533,700 for his re-election campaign over the past six months and $3.8 million overall.

The governor -- who reported $2.2 million in cash on hand at the end of December -- is facing state Sen. David Ige in the Democratic primary. Ige is expected to report his latest fundraising numbers later Friday, the deadline for state campaign-finance reports.

“Under Governor Abercrombie’s leadership, the state has been restored to financial health with a $844 million surplus, the economy is growing, and unemployment remains low,” William Kaneko, Abercrombie's campaign manager, said in a statement.

“His administration continues to invest in giving children a head start through early childhood education, providing financial relief to seniors, and stewardship of the environment. Voters have clearly recognized these achievements. The overwhelming financial support we’ve received is a testament to their trust in the governor’s leadership.”

4 Responses to “$533k”

  1. hossana:

    Abercrummy had nothing to do with the financial surplus of the State. On the contrary, it was Rep. Luke of the House Finance Committee and Sen. Ige of the Senate Ways & Means committee who cut all the fat from Abercrummy's proposed budget that gave us the surplus. If not for those two legislators, we would have been running a deficit from all the monies Abercrummy wanted to give away to social agencies etc..Talk about a bold face lie...How can this Napoleanic character a.k.a. Abercrummy look the public in the face and tell a lie. Nothing more and nothing less.

  2. gale:

    I agree with hossana. Not only did Evercrummy not do the work that he is claiming credit for, but now the current Governor is campaigning for hours on end during the work day, on our tax dollars! He stays from beginning to end at events, plus hours traveling to and from them. All over, people are reporting the same thing. Unbelievable! The guy knows no shame. At almost 77 years old, maybe he is feeling retired, but that is no excuse to act it when he is supposed to be our Governor.

    And as for Evercrummy's campaign war chest...All those millions of dollars are the Blood Money he got from selling us out. Remember that when you see his ads and his lies.

    In stark contrast, Sen. David Ige who is running for Governor is working hard as always. Gotta love that guy for his integrity and dedication to duty. What I did not expect, as too much to hope for, was vision. But, after 28 years as a legislator thinking about what makes sense for the State, seeing what works for us as a community, and raising his kids here, David Ige has a pretty good vision for Hawaii too. Thank goodness Sen. Ige was willing to put himself forward to help Hawaii at this critical point in our State's history.

    Eileen Anderson had a lot of money too. But, she did not get re-elected.

  3. Especially Incognito:

    Our tax dollars also pay for both democrat and republicans salaries and with no representation from both sides.

  4. sam monet:

    A life long democrat, i confirm that Niel lied to us in the primary, the general and all the way through his administration, on issues too many to mention. Too much time in Washington. It is all about the money, too many big guys bribing all of our politicians. Then they try to limit our vote. Not good for any of us.

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