Virginia is home to the first legislature in America. And the famous "macaca" video on YouTube led to the fall of Sen George Allen's (R-VA) re-election efforts and the rise of online video as a political tool.
assemblyaccess.com is a videoblog that's been posting clips of Virginia's legislature in action -- things like the death of a minimum wage hike in subcommittee.
The Washington Post reports the Democratic Party is behind the postings is using a camcorder to keep the GOP on the defensive.
Republicans complain that it leads to division and partisanship. The Democrats have responded by posting a video of Del Jeffrey Fredrick (R-Prince William) having aides block the camera during a hearing (below).