A June election
The Democratic primary for the 2006 Virginia Senate election, to choose the person who will run against George Allen in November, is today. Virginia doesn't register voters by party, so any registered voter can vote.
This mini-election pitted ex-Republican, decorated Marine, and former Navy secretary James Webb against IT lobbyist and lifelong Democrat Harris Miller.
Either candidate would be better than Allen, but I respect Webb's having changed his positions because of the current administration's mistakes. I think he has more political experience, and I also think that Allen would do a hip-hop dance on Miller's face in the general election, while Webb at least has a shot. wife_of_charlespeirce and I voted for Webb.
Here's a good article about the campaigns; here's another.
In other news, don't try to be gmack's friend unless you're AT LEAST an 8, and a solid 8 at that; read the New York Times and not Cosmo; and come with the sociological imagination, or don't come at all.