Former Rep. Ed Case (D-Hawaii) wrapped up his second big newspaper endorsement in the Hawaii special election to fill Rep. Neil Abercrombie's (D) seat.

In an editorial Thursday, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin called Case "a fiscally moderate Democrat who exercises independence from his party's Hawaii establishment" and urged readers to vote for him May 22.

Case was endorsed in April by the Honolulu Advertiser’s editorial board.

Still, state Sen. Colleen Hanabusa (D) is putting on a brave face -- despite polls showing her trailing Case and Republican Charles Djou.

"I'm staying in this race for the people who have supported me, who have made phone calls for me who have knocked on doors for me, who have waved signs for me, who have donated to my campaign," Hanabusa said during a press conference Wednesday.