Obama’s endorsement of Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie pays off big… for Abercrombie’s opponent


**Written by Doug Powers

President Obama endorsed Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, who faced a primary challenge from David Ige, a state senator. Obama even appeared in ads like this for Abercrombie:

So how did that go for Abercrombie?

While you were sleeping: Hawaii’s governor got absolutely crushed in his Democratic primary http://t.co/04nXGbOmCV via @Pacificbiznews

— Colin Campbell (@BKcolin) August 10, 2014


Hawaii Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie, in a historic loss, was soundly defeated in Saturday’s primary by a state senator, while the island’s marquee U.S. Senate race remained too close to call.

Abercrombie’s loss to state Sen. David Ige makes him the first sitting governor in state history to lose a primary for reelection. It came amid concerns about tax hike proposals and his leadership style.

With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Ige had received 67.4 percent of the vote to 31.5 percent for Abercrombie.

To sum it up for Abercrombie:

If Obama was political kryptonite for some Dems up to now, just wait until we get closer to November.

(h/t Twitchy)

**Written by Doug Powers

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