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President endorses Abercrombie for re-election

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 12:30 p.m. HST, Dec 20, 2013


President Barack Obama is endorsing Gov. Neil Abercrombie's bid for re-election next year, the governor's campaign said today.

The campaign said Obama is backing Abercrombie because of his handling of state finances and approach to making tough choices.

Obama said in a statement that he's known Abercrombie for decades and appreciates him as a friend and public servant who doesn't let politics get in the way of serving the people.

Abercrombie, a Democrat, said he is honored by Obama's endorsement.

Abercrombie is being challenged in a primary by state Sen. David Ige, chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee.







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MakaniKai wrote:
Who cares!
on December 20,2013 | 11:54AM
serious wrote:
Let's keep our awareness and not have something treasured by Hawaiians named Obama!!!
on December 20,2013 | 03:18PM
johndoe wrote:
Obamas endorsement is a bit toxic at the moment. Both Abercrombie and Obama could get the affordable care act websites up and running.
on December 20,2013 | 11:59AM
Oahuan wrote:
F.u.c.k that!
on December 20,2013 | 11:59AM
false wrote:
Funny.
on December 20,2013 | 01:33PM
islandsun wrote:
Good One! Agree 100%
on December 20,2013 | 02:42PM
Skyler wrote:
=:-O
on December 20,2013 | 03:42PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Abercrombie added, "My health insurance website is even worse than yours and that's saying a lot."
on December 20,2013 | 12:00PM
Mythman wrote:
Wow, this is big!
on December 20,2013 | 12:26PM
mcc wrote:
SA always gets the scoop!
on December 20,2013 | 01:33PM
beachbum11 wrote:
Always gets the poop
on December 20,2013 | 03:26PM
false wrote:
But nothing like Johnny Wad
on December 20,2013 | 01:33PM
Snator wrote:
Great, now the mostly uninformed voters of the Nei will see this headline and automatically vote to reelect the knome again.
on December 20,2013 | 12:52PM
Skyler wrote:
The SAdModBot™ is sensitive to other spellings of knome - regardless of context.
on December 20,2013 | 07:49PM
Alex57 wrote:
Another good reason not to vote for him.
on December 20,2013 | 02:15PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Peas in a pod. They both are big spenders of money we do not have. The only different between the president and the governor is that one is driving the nation into bankruptcy and the other is driving the state into bankruptcy.
on December 20,2013 | 02:58PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Correction. There I a difference between Obama and Abercrombie. Abercrombie is short.
on December 20,2013 | 04:39PM
bsdetection wrote:
Check the facts. Lingle ran up the deficit and left Hawai'i in a state of financial disaster. In spite of bookkeeping trickery that dumped loads of her debt into Abercrombie's first year, he has turned a deficit into a surplus. Interesting how this parallels the Bush economic disaster and Obama's turning it around and reducing the deficit.
on December 20,2013 | 06:37PM
Ronin006 wrote:
BS. Forget Lingle who left office three years ago. Abercrombie claimed a $644 million surplus in the fiscal year which just ended. He was able to make the claim because he borrowed much more through bond sales to finance maintenance, repair and construction projects. He also borrowed $1.2 billion through bond sales during his first year in office. The state’s debt currently is about $4 billion of which half was incurred during Abercrombie’s first three years in office. Go peddle your nonsense elsewhere.
on December 20,2013 | 08:58PM
middleofdasea wrote:
Takes one to know one. BAD POLICY MAKERS / SHORT TERM THINKERS
on December 20,2013 | 03:48PM
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