By Derrick DePledge
Gov. Neil Abercrombie will hold a "mahalo gathering" on Thursday night at his Kakaako campaign headquarters to thank his supporters.
Abercrombie lost to state Sen. David Ige in the Democratic primary, the first governor in state history to lose re-election in a primary, and the first to lose re-election at all since 1962.
From the governor:
Mahalo to all of you for your faith, trust and support. I am incredibly proud and grateful for the opportunity you have given me to serve as Governor of this great state.
I am even more thankful for the blood, sweat and tears you have contributed to this campaign. As an expression of my appreciation, I would like to invite you to join me for a “Mahalo Gathering” at the campaign headquarters on Thursday, August 28 at 5:30 pm.