Daniel Dae Kim endorses Abercrombie in gubernatorial race

Published: Jun. 30, 2014 at 11:26 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 1, 2014 at 12:30 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Daniel Dae Kim, star of the CBS series "Hawaii Five-0," is endorsing Gov. Neil Abercrombie in his re-election campaign, noting his longtime support of the arts as a key to Hawaii's tourism industry.

"Governor Abercrombie's support of 'Hawaii Five-0' has been integral to the show's production, and has helped enable it to be seen in more than 200 countries around the world," Kim said in a statement. "I am grateful for his support of our local film and television industry."

In response to Kim's endorsement announcement, Abercrombie said he is honored, adding that Hawaii's tourism is critical to continuing a positive momentum of the state's economy.

"Showcasing the beauty of our Aloha State in top-­rated television shows and award-­winning films speaks volumes about Hawaii as a world-­class film location," Abercrombie said.

Abercrombie faces state Sen. David Ige in the Democratic primary election held Aug. 9.

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