It is only a temporary victory since a new election for the same seat will be held in November. But it is an important sign nevertheless. Djou will become the first Republican to represent Hawaii in 20 years and he could be one of the “new Republicans” that the party needs to win a majority back. Djou’s father was born in China and his mom in Thailand. On issues, he seems to be pretty conservative to me. We might get a new Scott Brown of sorts, but compared to what we had before it is progress.