Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Democracy is Everywhere: Long-shot candidates this year are getting some media attention through their gimmicks.

Jeffrey Vance is running for the Democratic nomination to take on powerful California Republican incumbent, Rep. Wally Herger. The sitting Congressman has a ton of money, but Vance doesn't want to sell out to special interests. So the Californian is selling $20 certificates of "Democratic Freedom" to raise money. You can buy these on eBay or on Mr. Vance's website.

And in West Virginia, a high-school class president is running for a seat in the state legislature. Upset that many laws are targeted to restrain young people, Scotty Wilkinson wants to make sure state law includes a young person's perspective.

Good luck to both.


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