Monday, April 21
(Honolulu, HI) -- State Senator David Ige is upset he won't be given a chance to speak at the state Democratic National Convention next month. Convention planners determined that only the party's top eight elected officials will get to speak at the two-day event at the Sheraton Waikiki. Those officials include Governor Neil Abercrombie, who Ige is challenging in this year's Democratic primary for governor. Ige says the fact that Abercrombie will get a chance to address gathered delegates while he won't is borderline unfair. Convention officials say if they let everyone talk for five minutes, the convention wouldn't lead to any significant progress for the party's platform.