Governor rivals continue sparring over political ads

HONOLULU (AP) - The two Democratic rivals for governor are continuing to spar over political ads they are airing as the likely Republican nominee touts assistance he's getting from GOP governors on the mainland.

Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann on Thursday blasted a radio ad that former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie is airing, which criticizes Hannemann's work on the city's commuter rail project.

A Hannemann spokeswoman calls the ad an "irresponsible personal attack."

A recent Hannemann radio ad criticized Abercrombie's performance in Congress and prompted U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday to defend Abercrombie.

Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona is touting ads being aired on his behalf by the Republican Governors Association.

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