If this pans out, it should mean some exciting things involving technology and politics. After the death of Congressman Tom Lantos, there is talk that Lawrence Lessig may be interested in filling his seat in the US House of Representatives.
Lessig has focused on political issues on his blog for quite some time. If he wins in this special election, we would have a real advocate and knowledgeable person in DC with a sound understanding of copyright and technology. Maybe he could be the driving force behind the repeal of the DMCA!