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Carpenters union endorses Abercrombie

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:39 a.m. HST, Jul 03, 2014

The 6,100-member Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters on Tuesday endorsed Gov. Neil Abercrombie in his 2014 re-election bid.

In a news release, Ron Taketa, the union's executive secretary-treasurer, said Abercrombie has turned the state's finances around and helped spur job growth.

"Infrastructure projects and capital improvements on all islands have created more jobs for Hawaii's working people and contributed to a healthier economy," Taketa said. "He has improved education for our keiki, and he is moving our state forward with the right priorities and the right decisions."

Abercrombie is facing a challenge in the August Democratic primary from state Sen. David Ige (D, Pearl Harbor-Pearl City-Aiea).

The Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters is the largest private sector construction union in the state.

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Kalaheo1 wrote:
And in other news,the baker's union endorsed the Pillsbury Doughboy and the peanut growers union endorsed Mr Peanut.
on July 2,2014 | 12:09PM
mitsuni wrote:
and now they will pressure all of their members to re-elect this idiot!!!
on July 2,2014 | 12:22PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Always good to have PRP on your side in an election. They can buy anything....including elections.
on July 2,2014 | 12:53PM
PokeStop wrote:
Who cares if the carpenters union endorses the Troll. Ambercrappy better hope they can read the ballot come election day! All they do is pound nails!
on July 2,2014 | 01:01PM
islandsun wrote:
Abercrombie was sweating this one. He figured Mufi was going to get all that PRP money again.
on July 2,2014 | 01:54PM
localguy wrote:
Apparently, Ron Taketa, the union's executive secretary-treasurer, mistakenly believes Abercrombie has turned the state's finances around and helped spur job growth. No, Mini Me is not the chosen one, not responsible for turning the Nei into utopia, curing ED, etc, etc. The Nei will do just fine when Mini Me is defeated in the election. No one is essential, anyone can be replaced. Never forget Mini Me's failed ideas like an iPad for every child and pre-school.
on July 3,2014 | 05:49AM
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