Abercrombie's Shades of Red

It's pretty easy to figure out where Neil Abercrombie stands when it comes to traditional blue issues.

The former congressman is predictably liberal on guns, abortion, health, immigration, civil liberties, the environment, poverty and a host of other issues.

But on at least two matters — the military and the estate tax — Abercrombie often sides with more conservative views. He has also sent mixed signals when it comes to the rights of same-sex couples.

And his record of opposing the halting of aide to Palestinian extremist group Hamas is neither red nor blue but of a radical tint.

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