Sept 5, 2014: Hawaii News Now: Gov. Abercrombie signs emergency proclamation, lava moving slowly
Governor Neil Abercrombie has signed an emergency proclamation that will allow officials on Hawaii Island to begin identifying and immediately opening abandoned roads as alternate routes in case the Puna lava flow crosses Highway 130.
Aug 16, 2014: Daily Kos: How Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost his primary by 36 points
Incumbents lose primaries for a variety of reasons—crime, scandal, or when they face unfamiliar voters. Maybe they get outspent, maybe a more powerful politician takes them on. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie can't point to any of those.
Aug 11, 2014: Washington Post: Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s remarkable loss
Gov. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, a man who bears more than a passing resemblance to former Gov. Jon Corzine of New Jersey, emulated Corzine in a way that he probably didn't anticipate: He lost his gubernatorial reelection bid on Saturday.
May 13, 2014: Honolulu Civil Beat: Ad Watch: Abercrombie Plays the Kupuna Card
In late April a campaign commercial titled "Neil Abercrombie: Values" first aired. It played up the governor's commitment to keiki.
May 12, 2014: Washington Post: Hawaii could end life sentences for minors
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) is considering whether to sign legislation ending life sentences without the possibility of parole for minors convicted of certain heinous crimes.
Apr 21, 2014: KITV: $335 million released for Hawaii airport improvements
Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced Monday the release of more than $335 million for various capital improvement projects.
Apr 15, 2014: LA Times: Hawaii governor apologizes for questioning Inouye death-bed drama
Four days after questioning a death-bed letter at the center of Hawaii’s heated U.S. Senate race, Gov. Neil Abercrombie apologized to the widow of its ascribed author, the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, and others he offended. But he stuck to his key assertion Inouye told him the choice of a successor was his alone to make.
Neil Abercrombie (born June 26, 1938) is the seventh and current Governor of the State of Hawaii. A member of the Democratic Party, Abercrombie has served as Governor since 2010, and is seeking election to a second term as governor in 2014. Born in Buffalo, New York, Abercrombie is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Abercrombie began his political career in 1975, after winning a seat in the Hawaii House of Representatives. He served in the Hawaii House until 1979, when he was elected to the Hawaii State Senate. Upon the resignation of Cecil Heftel, who resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives to run for Governor, Abercrombie was appointed to his vacant seat in 1986. Abercrombie served the remainder of Heftel's term on an interim basis until 1987. He served on the Honolulu City Council from 1988 to 1990 before returning to Congress in 1991. Abercrombie served nine consecutive terms in the House from 1993 to 2010, representing Hawaii's 1st congressional district, which comprises urban Honolulu.
After incumbent Governor Linda Lingle was term limited and prevented from running for reelection, Abercrombie declared his candidacy for Governor in March 2009. In September 2010, Abercrombie won in the Democratic primary, defeating four Democratic challengers, including Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, with 59% of the vote. Abercrombie went on to face Republican nominee, Lieutenant Governor James Aiona, in the general election. On November 2, 2010, Abercrombie and running mate Brian Schatz defeated Aiona with 57% of the vote. Abercrombie was sworn into office on December 6, 2010.
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