By Derrick DePledge
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.”