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Hawaii venture capital group endorses Abercrombie

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii Venture Capital Association endorsed Democrat Neil Abercrombie in his run for governor Wednesday morning. The business group representing the interests of the state's $3.5 billion technology industry the former congressman would help Hawaii diversify its economy.

"Neil Abercrombie is the best choice if we are to heal from the divisiveness of the last eight years, make a recovery from the recession and diversify Hawaii's economy," said HVCA President Bill Spencer.

Abercrombie told the association earlier this month he would create a technology council to oversee his innovation agenda, and appoint a chief information officer to modernize the state's technology systems.

"We learned some hard lessons over the last eight years about taking a candidate's word, which is why we have taken the time to study the candidates, their plans, and make an endorsement for governor, the first we have ever made," Spencer said.

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