Gov. travels across state to announce re-election bid

West Hawaii Today: Abercrombie emphasized importance of Neighbor Islands

Published  11:28 AM HST May 06, 2013
HILO, Hawaii -

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is in the midst of a three-island jaunt to spread the word that he's running for re-election in 2014.
    
Abercrombie is expected on Kauai Monday. He made a stop Sunday on the Big Island and visited Maui on Saturday.
    
During his visit to Hilo on Sunday, West Hawaii Today reports that Abercrombie emphasized the importance of the Neighbor Islands to winning statewide campaigns in Hawaii.  The governor used the same strategy of announcing his candidacy when he started his 2010 campaign for governor.
    
Abercrombie spoke to more than 100 people gathered under tents in a parking lot of Hawaii TechWorks, a recently established new business incubator. His re-election campaign announcement was attended by local politicos, government appointees, and former and current elected officials.

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