In case anyone is interested in such things -- I've been watching, as much as possible, how the blog has been used yesterday and today. Readership is up by quite a bit. Most people finding the blog are using search engines to look for particular candidates or races or issues. This is a common use but it is the primary use at this point. To me this is good news. For one, it means people are, as they go to the polls or make their final decisions, looking for information on base those decisions on. You, go electorate!! Secondly, and from a more personal standpoint, it means that people like what they find here, at least enough to click through and look at it. There is a place for content-producing localized political blogs. If this election has energized you and you are looking for a way to contribute to the political world, consider staking out some geographic territory and starting a blog.