Ige to challenge Abercrombie for governorUPDATED 10:38 AM HST Jul 09, 2013Video Transcript
A new candidate in the race for Governor. KITV has learned that Democratic Senator David Ige is planning to officially throw his hat into the ring... and so far is the only challenger to Neil Abercrombie. According to a source close to the campaign... the senator from Pearl City and Aiea plans announce his candidacy this afternoon. Ige has served in the legislature for 28 years and currently chairs the powerful Ways and Means money committee. The announcement comes as quite a surprise to many democrats who did not anticipate anyone to challenge Abercrombie. So far Abercrombie has nearly 2-million dollars in his race for re-election.