Election Day

Local

It’s Election Day, and I haven’t done much research on the City Council race here in Cambridge. The Globe has a special election section, but I can’t find much information on Our Fair City.

I hate to cast votes blindly, but what can I do at this point? Go by the signs in my neighbors’ yards? By how much political mail I’ve received? (Jesse Gordon wins on that count) Or, perhaps I’ll just take the advice of drunkards.

National

The national media seems to be writing an awful lot into the Virginia governor’s race. Due to a one 4-year term limit on that office, popular Democratic Governor Mark Warner is out, but his Lieutenant Gov is still leading by 4-5 points:

[Warner], who has anointed Mr. Kaine the candidate who can continue the policies he says have brought the state a budget surplus and improved scores on school tests.

Sounds like Al Gore’s 2000 strategy… Being a charismatic Democrat from a Red state, it will be interesting to watch Warner in the next 3 years. ABC News’ The Note points out:

Sen. Clinton’s camp is closely watching the outcome of the Virginia gubernatorial race, claims the New York Daily News, out of concern that a Kaine win could make Gov. Mark Warner a more formidable opponent for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

Obviously, if Kaine and the Dems can hold on to the VA Governor’s mansion, the White House should be the one worrying. Can’t wait to see how they spin this one.

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