By Derrick DePledge
The two unions that represent educators -- the Hawaii State Teachers Association and the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly -- have stepped up with advertising in support of their preferred candidates in the Democratic primary for governor.
The HSTA spent about $148,580 through July 25 on television ads for state Sen. David Ige, according to state campaign-finance reports.
The UHPA spent about $112,090 on radio, TV and mailers for Gov. Neil Abercrombie.