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Abercrombie and Ige clash on leadership, who's behind budget surplus

By Derrick DePledge

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

~~<p>Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige on Tuesday set the contours for their Demo&shy;cratic primary, with the governor reminding voters of the state's economic rebound during his first term and Ige offering himself as a more thoughtful, sensible alternative as chief executive.</p>
<p>At a lunchtime forum at the Japa&shy;nese Cultural Center of Hawaii hosted by the Hono&shy;lulu Japa&shy;nese Chamber of Commerce, Abercrombie acknowledged that some of his own political allies might be upset with him for the choices he made to help steer the state from deficit to surplus. He recalled the guidance from his late mother, a kindergarten teacher, who told him to always sit up straight, speak up and speak clearly.</p>
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige on Tuesday set the contours for their Demo­cratic primary, with the governor reminding voters of the state's economic rebound during his first term and Ige offering himself as a more thoughtful, sensible alternative as chief executive.

At a lunchtime forum at the Japa­nese Cultural Center of Hawaii hosted by the Hono­lulu Japa­nese Chamber of Commerce, Abercrombie acknowledged that some of his own political allies might be upset with him for the choices he made to help steer the state from deficit to surplus. He recalled the guidance from his late mother, a kindergarten teacher, who told him to always sit up straight, speak up and speak clearly. Login for more...



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