A 40-year political career came to a close after Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost his bid for a second term in a stunning primary-election defeat by a fellow Democrat and state senator who defied party leadership to challenge the incumbent. A second intraparty fight for U.S. Senate was too close to call.
Hawaii's governor faced a surprisingly strong challenger Saturday in one of two primary races that have divided the Democratic Party establishment in the Pacific island chain.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $34.2 million for various Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) investing in educational, health services and communications facilities statewide.