The Republican Governors Association released a new television advertisement today on Neil Abercrombie’s service.  The ad can be viewed at

“The people of Hawaii appreciate Neil Abercrombie’s 35 years of service, but his values and voting record are out of the mainstream,” said RGA spokesman Chris Schrimpf.  “Duke Aiona will help keep Hawaii affordable for families by creating jobs and opposing new taxes.  He’s a smart, independent leader who will bring fresh ideas to the challenges facing Hawaii today.”

A transcript of the ad is below.

Neil Abercrombie’s been in politics for thirty-five years. We appreciate his service, but not how he’s voted.

Abercrombie voted for higher taxes on Hawaii families, the bailout, failed stimulus – bonuses for Wall Street executives.

In this economy, Mr. Abercrombie?

Fortunately, Hawaii has a choice we can afford. Duke Aiona will oppose tax increases and create jobs. A smart, independent leader. Duke Aiona for governor.

Submitted by Chris Schrimpf for the Hawaii GOP