By Derrick DePledge
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.