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Governor touts achievements, decisive action at convention

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 25, 2014

~~<p>Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Saturday sought to assert his dominance over Democratic Party politics, trumpeting the state's economic turnaround since he took office four years ago and reassuring delegates at the party's state convention that they have &quot;the right governor.&quot;</p>
<p>Abercrombie, who spoke to the convention at the Sheraton Waikiki twice &mdash; once as a candidate and the other as an elected official &mdash; said the party needs candidates who do not argue about a minimum wage increase, whether to support state-funded preschool, or finance the conservation of land at Turtle Bay Resort, but take decisive action, a swipe at state Sen. David Ige, his primary opponent.</p>
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Saturday sought to assert his dominance over Democratic Party politics, trumpeting the state's economic turnaround since he took office four years ago and reassuring delegates at the party's state convention that they have "the right governor."

Abercrombie, who spoke to the convention at the Sheraton Waikiki twice — once as a candidate and the other as an elected official — said the party needs candidates who do not argue about a minimum wage increase, whether to support state-funded preschool, or finance the conservation of land at Turtle Bay Resort, but take decisive action, a swipe at state Sen. David Ige, his primary opponent. Login for more...



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