Sunday, August 10, 2014

Abercrombie out. Historic upset ousts Hawaii's governor. Seven media reports.

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Sen. David Ige, left, as Gov. Neil Abercrombie concedes. Screen shot KITV4 news.
In a historic upset, state Sen. David Ige, who was unknown to many voters six months ago, ousted Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Saturday in the Democratic primary. Ige, chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, drubbed Abercrombie 67 percent to 32 percent, an unprecedented repudiation of an incumbent governor in Hawaii. Star-Advertiser.

State Sen. David Ige has won a historic victory in the Hawaii governor’s race, knocking out Gov. Neil Abercrombie in an unprecedented defeat for an incumbent governor. Civil Beat.

David Ige, a state senator from Oahu who took on incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie in Hawaii's Democratic primary, grabbed a large lead over Abercrombie in the early returns Saturday to become the nominee for November's general election. Pacific Business News.

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was unseated in a stunning primary-election defeat Saturday after a fellow Democrat, state Sen. David Ige, easily coasted to victory on his promise to bring a less combative leadership style in a race that divided Democrats. Abercrombie, who has spent nearly 40 years in Hawaii politics, is the first Hawaii governor to lose to a primary challenger and only the second not to win re-election. Associated Press.

For the first time in Hawaii history, a sitting governor has lost a primary election to a challenger from within their own party. By 9:45 p.m., the Neil Abercrombie banner was coming down and the cleanup crew was hard at work packing up the campaign party at Ward Warehouse. The incumbent lost by more than 37 percent of the vote by the third printout. In his concession speech, he said despite his shortcomings, he always gave it his best. Hawaii News Now.

Hawaii state Sen. David Ige has won the state's Democratic primary for governor, upsetting incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie. Ige has promised to bring a different leadership style to Hawaii, saying he wants the state to live within its current revenues rather than raise taxes.  The Democrat also pledged to collect $450 million in unpaid taxes. KITV4.

Dark horse candidate David Ige made a surprisingly strong showing in Saturday’s primary election by defeating incumbent Neil Abercrombie in the Democratic gubernatorial race in Hawaii’s primary election. Ige maintained a sizable lead throughout the evening’s ballot printouts. KHON2.