HONOLULU -- U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii says he's resigning from Congress.
The Democrat, who has been planning to run for governor, says he'll announce soon when his resignation will be effective.
The congressman said in a statement Friday the decision was difficult. But he says concluded he should resign to "allow someone to be elected who will carry on the work of this office."
Abercrombie has represented Hawaii's 1st Congressional District continuously since 1991.
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