Hawaii Rep. Djou outraised by challenger

In one of the lone House districts Democrats are bullish on reclaiming this November, there's some positive fundraising news for the Democratic challenger. 

Hawaii state Sen. Colleen Hanabusa raised $332,887 during July and August, outpacing Rep. Charles Djou (R), who raised $205,676. 

While Djou still holds a cash-on-hand edge, Hanabusa cut into that advantage substantially given two solid months of fundraising. Hanabusa ended August with $403,653 in the bank to Djou's $427,637.  

Djou won a special election for the seat in May but was helped by an intra-party dispute between Hanabusa and former Rep. Ed Case (D). The national party preferred Case, but Hanabusa wouldn't exit the race, so the two ended up splitting the Democratic vote and Djou won with less than 40 percent. 

This fall, Democrats see their chances in the largely Democratic district greatly improved, and place the district alongside Rep. Joseph Cao's (R-La.) as one the party is hopeful it can win back in what is shaping up to be a brutal cycle for Democrats.