HONOLULU (AP) - State Rep. Lyla Berg, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, is backing Neil Abercrombie in the Democratic race for governor. Berg announced her endorsement on Tuesday.
She says Abercrombie would give education his immediate attention if elected governor. She says she hopes Abercrombie will make the lieutenant governor his liaison to the state Department of Education.
Berg is seeking the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor against six other contenders. Abercrombie is facing Democrat Mufi Hannemann and three lesser-known candidates.