Abercrombie wins endorsement of Hawaii electrical workers
HONOLULU — Three Hawaii-based locals of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers labor union are supporting former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie in his campaign for governor.
Locals 1186, 1260 and 1357 announced the endorsement on Monday. They represent more than 7,500 electricians, utility workers, power plant workers, technicians, telephone workers and television camera operators.
Abercrombie recently resigned his 1st Congressional District seat to focus on the race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann is expected to be his main rival.
The candidates for the Republican nod are expected to be Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona and Honolulu lawyer John Carroll.