Now here's something of interest, especially since there was some apparent skullduggery going on with some local political web sites as noted on Eric's blog (balloontractwatch.org):
Looks like the proponents of that gas tax initiative did some monkeywrenching to the No On Prop 87 folk's domain names, using domains they bought to redirect viewers to the Yes on 87 site.
I've seen a little of this through the years. It's not uncommon, either, for speculators to buy up domain names of possible campaign sites, in advance, and then sell them to campaigns for a high price.
I heard something- might have been a rumor- that someone bought every possible domain name they thought possible for the Bob Dole campaign for president. When the Dole campaign found the domain they wanted was already taken, they paid thousands to the guy that got there ahead of them.
Maybe I should try that some time. I could use the money.