Just saw a commercial for a Republican running for state Senate against the guy who I thought won that race last year and so I got a bit confused. Stupid me. The guy who "won" just won the Democratic primary in the Spring and therefore is going to win the general election without really needing to campaign.
But the more important point is that I probably haven't read 3 words about this race or really any of the local races in the local papers. They barely even cover congressional races. I don't know if the "local papers that actually cover local news" business model is a viable one, but it isn't clear that "local papers that don't cover much local news" is either.