I've been checking out precincts this morning with local school board member Kathy Smith.
The talk of each of the polling places has been the young Republican who is skipping school today to work in the special election.
When we ran into the truant TooConservative, a discussion was ongoing with poll workers over what they were more offended by- his truancy, or his unwashed clothes. It was a split decision with school board member Smith angry over the truancy and another poll working mom upset about the clothes.
Also ran into Jim Parmelee who was at Franklin polling place. Jim, the worst dressed at the Tom Davis Christmas party was wearing a blue hat, red earmuffs, a plaid shirt, olive jacket, khakis, and brown shoes. Six items- and none matched.
Very low turnout- seems to lean a little Democratic so far, but too early to tell for sure.
UPDATE: Low turnout means only hardcore voters are coming out. It's funny to watch a Jeep with a Bush bumper sticker pull out and be replaced by a VW with a Kaine sticker. Over and over.
I was only in Fairfax, but that could be close. Slight Lean to Herring there, but I couldn't tell for sure.
Too Conservative was dressed better the second time we saw him. Also saw Chris Craddock for a while, and that was fun.