Hawaii governor loses to primary foe

Posted: August 11, 2014 at 3:40 a.m.

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie speaks to supporters at Abercrombie headquarters, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in Honolulu. In a stunning defeat for an incumbent, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was unseated by a fellow Democrat in Saturday's primary election, as Democratic voters chose state Sen. David Ige as their nominee in one of two marquee races that have divided the party. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

HONOLULU -- 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 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.

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