More evidence that Republicans think they can recapture a Democratic seat: the Massachusetts Republican who stunned Democrats by winning Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat has endorsed Hawaii congressional hopeful Charles Djou.

The Washington Post reported May 3 that Sen. Scott Brown has written a letter to his Hawaii donors to support Djou, a Honolulu councilman running in Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District.

Brown is lending his “star power” to other races, according to the Post. But a Djou win over two top Democrats in the winner-take-all May 22 issue would be especially sweet for the GOP: The 1st Congressional includes Honolulu, where President Obama was born.

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