My sister Joannie and my brother-in-law Mike are working on the Barack Obama campaign. He's the political darling of the country right now, with recent profiles in The New Republic (registration required) and The New Yorker (online this week only). Obama is running for Senate against Republican candidate Jack Ryan.
Oddly, Ryan has assigned one of his worker bees, Justin Warfel, to follow Obama with a camera, filming his every movement. Not very sporting. Ryan was once married to Boston Public and Star Trek: Voyager actress Jeri Ryan, and he's gone to court to fight the media's request to unseal their 1999 divorce child custody papers. Ryan says there's nothing to hide and that he's seeking to protect the privacy of his nine year old son Alex. The media claims the public has a right to know more about Ryan since he's seeking public office.