The battle between Democrat Colleen Hanabusa and Republican Charles Djou will heat up after September's primary, just weeks away. Both candidates will try to reach voters who went for Ed Case earlier this year.
The word money never came up when Ed Case dropped his bombshell that he was dropping out of the Democratic primary in the 1st Congressional District. But money is what it takes to win, and to understand his decision, it can't be ignored that he was the race's financial loser.
For only the third time since statehood, Hawaii's congressional delegation will include a Republican. But Democrats believe they will win the seat back in November when they unite behind one candidate.