Tracy, Calif., isn't the only Tracy wrestling with a 2008 mayoral election. Our cousins to the north in Tracy, New Brunswick, Canada, are having one, too.
Maybe it's contentious by their standards, but from here, it seems like a downright genteel affair.
The Daily Gleaner, the area's newspaper of record, describes a race where the gloves are decidely on. At least as described by this article, it's without the sniping and grandstanding featured so far in our race for mayor.
Maybe there's more we could learn from Canada than how to play hockey.