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Hawaii governor defeated, senator struggling in Democratic primary (Big Island Yet to Vote)
Chicago Tribune ^ | August 10, 2014 | Kurtis Lee

Posted on 08/10/2014 4:55:46 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Hawaii’s Gov. Neil Abercrombie was defeated and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz was fighting to avoid a similar ousting Saturday after a Democratic primary vote that occurred as the state cleaned up from Tropical Storm Iselle and awaited an incoming hurricane.

State Sen. David Ige took a broad lead over Abercrombie from the earliest returns Saturday night, and the incumbent conceded publicly little more than three hours after the polls closed. The Senate contest was a dead heat late into the night; at one point Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and Schatz were separated by a mere 11 votes.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: brianschatz; colleenhanabusa; davidige; hawaii; neilabercrombie
About 8,000 voters, far more than the gap between the Senate candidates, live in precincts in the Puna district of the Big Island and will be able to cast absentee ballots in coming days.

Isn't the Big Island mostly non-white? And wouldn't that favor Hanabusa in a big way?

1 posted on 08/10/2014 4:55:46 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Charles Henrickson

I can already see the headline if the Senate election results in recall problems: Abercrombie & Glitch.


2 posted on 08/10/2014 5:06:43 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana))
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To: PJ-Comix
I wonder what game was afoot when Obama ally Abercrombie, friends with Obama’s commie Caucasian grandparents, announced with a flourish that he was going to but an end to the Obama country of birth issue by finding the birth certificate in Hawaii -— only to admit some time later he failed to find it.

Trickanology --- or is Abercrombie just plain libtard stupid to go out on a limb and then saw it off?

3 posted on 08/10/2014 5:07:14 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: PJ-Comix

There was not one word on why the challenger won. Politically, what separated them? Is one more left than the other? Which one? (Just because Obama backed the seated men does not mean there can’t be somebody even more crazily left than them.)


4 posted on 08/10/2014 5:08:32 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

Can someone familiar with Hawaii explain WHY Abercrombie was defeated so soundly in the Democrat primary? He must have been AWFUL as governor. But WHAT specifically?


5 posted on 08/10/2014 5:16:18 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana))
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To: PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson
Abercrombie & Glitch will be the headline if the Hawaii Senate election results in RECOUNT (not recall) problems.
6 posted on 08/10/2014 5:18:21 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks PJ-Comix.


7 posted on 08/10/2014 5:43:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: PJ-Comix

Yes, I would like to know as well.


8 posted on 08/10/2014 5:47:35 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: PJ-Comix

Isn’t Abercrombie too old for the “young” voters there? But he is the same age as the “hip” CA totalitarian Jerry Brown.


9 posted on 08/10/2014 5:51:39 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Amagi

What did Abercrombie say about the certificate that Obama released c. 2011 (or maybe it was 2010), the one that Sheriff Arpaio called fraudulent?


10 posted on 08/10/2014 5:53:14 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Gen.Blather
The appears to be race. Inoyue made a deathbed request that Abercrombie (white hippie) appoint his protege Hanabusa (Japanese) to the Senate. Abercrombie (white hippie) appointed Brian Schatz (white political hack) to the Senate. This pissed off Hanabusa supporters (Asian tribalists), who decided to get revenge by tossing the white hippie and his puppet out on their butts.

This is the future of politics in States that are One Party Democrat areas. The fights will be tribal, identity and racial battles. Thank you Democrats for this progress.

11 posted on 08/10/2014 5:59:42 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: PJ-Comix

depends on who’s in charge of counting the votes.
Lot of hanky panky going on in that regards.


12 posted on 08/10/2014 6:08:16 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: PJ-Comix

Lol. I’m sure that fat old hippie appreciated Obama’s warm endorsement all the same.


13 posted on 08/10/2014 6:10:31 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jabba the Nutt

Things may be going the way of the Hutus & Tutsis here in the US but it is kinda fun to see white libs hoisted on their own petards in the meantime.


14 posted on 08/10/2014 6:12:29 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: PJ-Comix
Civilbeat.com - "Hawaii Governor: Ige Wins It Big!"

“I knew he was going to win by the April poll. I knew (Abercrombie) was in trouble because people weren’t forgetting that pension issue. Neil as a politician hasn’t been as effective as he should be.”

Kato was referring to the governor’s call to tax the pensions of senior citizens, a proposal soundly rejected by the Hawaii Legislature in 2011.

15 posted on 08/10/2014 6:24:36 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

After doing some reading, this is mostly about race, but also with a twinge about the terrible economy. Your assessment is about the best I have seen. Seemed like many in the liberal press are uncomfortable about admitting this.


16 posted on 08/10/2014 6:27:56 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: PJ-Comix

Maybe it’s cause Abercrombie did legal maneuvering to implement “gay marriage”? Could the storms also be judgment from God?


17 posted on 08/10/2014 6:32:10 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Jabba the Nutt

“The appears to be race. Inoyue made a deathbed request that Abercrombie (white hippie) appoint his protege Hanabusa (Japanese) to the Senate. Abercrombie (white hippie) appointed Brian Schatz (white political hack) to the Senate. This pissed off Hanabusa supporters (Asian tribalists), who decided to get revenge by tossing the white hippie and his puppet out on their butts.

This is the future of politics in States that are One Party Democrat areas. The fights will be tribal, identity and racial battles. Thank you Democrats for this progress.”

I suspected this was the case. Once non-whites have enough votes they’ll vote one of their own in instead of some white liberal.


18 posted on 08/10/2014 6:37:18 AM PDT by Ultima
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To: Jabba the Nutt

There’s a similar situation in Minnesota IIRC. A white liberal woman who has held a state house seat for forty plus years is being challenged in the Rat primary by some Somalian with the backing of the growing Somalian community there.

http://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2014/04/kahn-noor-face-primary-after-deadlocked-dfl-convention


19 posted on 08/10/2014 6:43:19 AM PDT by Ultima
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To: skeeter
Tribalism triumphs.

Isn't Diversity wonderful?

20 posted on 08/10/2014 7:06:50 AM PDT by Gritty (Obama's governing as president of a Latin American republic, where only the president matters-MSteyn)
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Question: How is that going to help the GOP in November?


21 posted on 08/10/2014 7:40:54 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

The GOP is expected to reclaim the Governorship with Duke Aiona (who lost in a landslide to Abercrombie in 2010, a total turnaround for him).


22 posted on 08/10/2014 3:14:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Gritty

And to think in only a few years the illegal “children” will also be voting for their own kind in elections. Welcome to the United States of Latin America.


23 posted on 08/12/2014 6:16:01 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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