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Democrats take peek at possible primary contests

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 01, 2013

~~<p>Gov. Neil Abercrombie has brought in more than $2.4 million for his re-election campaign next year, building a formidable bankroll while other Democrats consider whether he is vulnerable in a primary challenge.</p>
<p>History suggests Abercrombie should be favored to win a second four-year term, but with his job approval rating under 50 percent, with discontent among environmental, progressive and labor interests, and with the state's political culture unsettled by the death of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, a contested primary is a possibility.</p>
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie has brought in more than $2.4 million for his re-election campaign next year, building a formidable bankroll while other Democrats consider whether he is vulnerable in a primary challenge.

History suggests Abercrombie should be favored to win a second four-year term, but with his job approval rating under 50 percent, with discontent among environmental, progressive and labor interests, and with the state's political culture unsettled by the death of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, a contested primary is a possibility. Login for more...



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