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Money gap raises doubts about Ige's chances in primary

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 01, 2014

~~<p>Gov. Neil Abercrombie was always going to have a fundraising advantage over state Sen. David Ige in the Demo&shy;cratic primary for governor. But the size of the gap has raised warning flags about whether Ige can mount a credible challenge.</p>
<p>Abercrombie padded his re-election campaign by more than $533,700 over the past six months &mdash; to $3.8 million &mdash; according to the governor's latest state campaign-finance report. Ige has raised just $56,200 since he announced his campaign in July and, combined with money left over from his Senate account, has brought in about $150,000.</p>
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie was always going to have a fundraising advantage over state Sen. David Ige in the Demo­cratic primary for governor. But the size of the gap has raised warning flags about whether Ige can mount a credible challenge.

Abercrombie padded his re-election campaign by more than $533,700 over the past six months — to $3.8 million — according to the governor's latest state campaign-finance report. Ige has raised just $56,200 since he announced his campaign in July and, combined with money left over from his Senate account, has brought in about $150,000. Login for more...



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