Political Radar

Chin Ho

June 30th, 2014

Gov. Neil Abercrombie picked up a celebrity endorsement on Monday as actor Daniel Dae Kim announced that he supports the governor's re-election.

Kim plays Chin Ho Kelly on the CBS reboot of "Hawaii Five-0."

“Governor Abercrombie has been a long­time supporter of the arts,” Kim said in a statement. "He understands how important tourism is to our local economy and the role that shows like Hawaii Five-0 play in showcasing our beautiful islands to the world. Governor Abercrombie’s support of Hawaii Five-­0 has been integral to the show's production, and has helped enable it to be seen in more than 200 countries around the world. I am grateful for his support of our local film and television industry.”

Abercrombie is facing state Sen. David Ige in the Democratic primary.

8 Responses to “Chin Ho”

  1. innocent observer:

    how come the rest of the cast members not supporting Abercrombie? maybe privately they are supporting Ige? maybe next, Abercrombie can have a Waikiki homeless endorse him? nah, he won't because he has not provided any state support for Oahu's homeless problem. why? because the don't vote.

  2. ohiaforest3400:

    Does he live here? Dos he vote here? Do we care that a TV "star" supports any candidate for public office when those candidates, once elected, fawn all over the stars, a la legislators sucking Steven Tyler's toes on the paparazzi bill last year? And, yes, TV/film is an industry that employs Hawaii residents but what exactly did Abercrombie do that was not being done before? Of course, he supports 5-0, who doesn't or wouldn't?

  3. Sayer:

    I don't have a problem with people endorsing people but I have always questioned the value of it and how much it will actually influence the electorate. Haven't heard much about Mufi's run - anyone else?

  4. nonpolitic:

    I thought Grace Park was Chin Ho Kelly? Sorry if I'm wrong, I have yet to see an episode of the "new" Hawaii Five-O.

  5. Especially Incognito:

    Governor Abercrombie had a cameo on the old Hawaii 5-0.
    He drove his yellow taxi cab.

    Waikiki person may be homeless but still have a Hawaii
    birth certificate. They can vote.

    People endorse indirectly with their comments. Two cents
    at a time, don't get to pull strings like those who endorse in thousands.

  6. ohiaforest3400:

    nonpolitic, I think Grace Park is "Kono," altho I only saw the first two or three episodes myself. The color was too saturated and the stories too contrived, even if the local characters were not totally stereotyped.

  7. Especially Incognito:

    Illegal immigrants live in Hawaii and Ameirca but still get to vote.
    Voting fraud. Seems some comments are made by those
    who live on the Mainland and not in Hawaii, or do they live here?

  8. Chicken Grease:

    Does, uh, DDK think Abercrombie actually Danny DeVito because, see, THAT would bee even more appropriate as . . . well . . . Hollyweird . . . w-w-w-w-w-would endorse Hollyweird and, well . . . does anyone know if DDK had to visit a prob' officer regularly when DDK had his DD thing?

    Abercrombie's good to go with a Grease. For cripes, Ige's STILL a mumbler. Can't have a mumbler for guber'. Gonna be difficult on the HSTA when Abercrombie gets re-elected. No more, what? No more ice cream socials along with bloated bonuses for them.

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