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Ad Watch: Ige’s First Spot, and Takai Gets Outside Help

Gubernatorial candidate stresses his commitment to serve while veterans' group spends $100,000 to help congressional contender.

·By Chad Blair

Editor’s Note: It’s an election year and that means lots of political commercials. Ad Watch is an occasional Civil Beat series in which we help you understand what you’re seeing and hearing when it comes to campaign messages from Hawaii candidates.

Neil Abercrombie’s campaign has flooded the television stations with campaign commercials. Seeking a second and final term as governor, he began advertising early and often.

Not so David Ige, the state senator challenging him in the Democratic primary. Heavily out-raised and outspent by the incumbent, he just hasn’t had the moolah to compete.

Now, with just

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