Skip to comments.Dems in Disarray: Hawaii governor ousted in primary
Posted on 08/10/2014 11:10:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Its only a matter of time before the political press picks up on this episode as part of a narrative about the larger Democratic Civil War right?
On Saturday night, The Aloha States Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost the battle for his partys gubernatorial nomination to state Sen. David Ige. Badly. With 99 percent of precincts reporting as of this writing, Igy won 67.4 percent of Democratic primary vote compared to just 31.5 percent for Abercrombie.
The governors loss was not unexpected as public opinion surveys in even this difficult to poll state had unmistakably shown for several weeks that Abercrombie was likely to lose this race, but this is still the first time in the states history that a sitting governor has been ousted in a primary after serving just one term. Local factors rather than national politics or even the Abercrombie brand were more to blame for this Democratic revolt.
Indicative of the uniqueness of the gubernatorial primary, Sen. Brian Schatz Abercrombies appointed replacement for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (against the late senators wishes), may have narrowly survived a primary challenge from Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Schatz had 49.4 percent of the vote, while Hanabusa had tallied 48.6 percent of the vote, Fox News reported. The two were separated by fewer than 2,000 votes out of more than 210,000 ballots cast.
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hussein gave Gov. Pothead the governorship for lying about “being there” for the mythical birth. He’s served his purpose so he’s been ignored all the way out the door.
Well I am going to blame gay marriage, not matter what they say!
I can’t believe how badly this guy lost!
Has any incumbent anywhere ever lost a primary by such a landslide?
The people have spoken and they said: WE HATE YOU! GET OUT!
The author seems quite upset that Inouye wasn't able to pick the successor for "his" seat. The nerve of the Governor in picking the person he wanted.
That could part of it. Hawaii would have to follow up with a hard core anti illegal immigration Democrat Senator. I’m skeptical they will do that though.
this whole thing is a giant LOL. Big news??? a liberal democrat beat out a hippy liberal democrat ....NOTHING CHANGES. All these local races here are liberals beating liberals. Not a conservative in the state is doing well. Hawaii is totally owned by the Liberal Democratic Party. Period.
“Has any incumbent anywhere ever lost a primary by such a landslide?”
pass the popcorn, the rats are jumping ship.
Abercrombie was in Congress forever before he came back to the islands. He was the hippy left wing liberal yes man for the party at that time. Hawaii took him in with open arms, and now, well , maybe he wasn’t LEFT enough for the idiots that live here.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Hawaii is a very unique situation.
I was going to say the same thing? The Democrats are not in disarray in Hawaii. They’ve got it pretty locked up.
I’m not talking about general elections, just primaries. Sure, many incumbent office holders have been run out of town on the rails, but in a primary?
He must have done something
So, what's the big news here? Nothing has changed.
Actually the new guy sounds rather sane for a Democrat - he even favors home education, and no new taxes...
I was thinking the same thing. Talk about a lose-lose situation. They’ll still elect a Democrat, so what does this prove?
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