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Where's the Buzz?

Nov. 4, 2008, this is not.

Just one campaign volunteer stood at a Fairfax City polling place off University Avenue this morning. She was a recent high school grad who was working for Mike Signer, one of the two candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. She was prepared: She had her glossies all at the ready, ready to draw in case a curious voter came a-knockin', looking for info on the L.G. race.

"It's been like this all morning," she said.

Of course this is a primary election day, so the polling places across NoVa would never have a chance of being anywhere close to the stampede of last year's presidential contest. But only a single campaign worker? And not a one from any of the gubernatorial campaigns?

"They said it was gonna be slow," the young woman said, asking that her name not be used.

Indeed, a gentleman hurried up the walkway looking like he had important business.
Our young campaign worker approached.

The gentleman pushed out his hand: Nope, nope, just a electoral board member. "Not here to vote."

She sighed..

--Chris L. Jenkins

By Washington Post editors  |  June 9, 2009; 12:21 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race , Election 2009  
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