We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the race for the Chittenden County State Senate is the toughest in the state, shy of a statewide campaign. Maybe the toughest thing about it? It’s way too large to cover door-to-door, and way too small to attract pollsters. So how do you know when you’re making headway, given that no one has cast a ballot yet? You know you’re making headway when Shay Totten says so. This week’s Fair Game takes a look at the field and argues that this campaign now “leads the pack.” Which is fitting, for a campaign that adopted the sled-dog team as mascot a year ago this month. Long race, fast team. Check it out.