Venezuelan campaign underway

Mar 11, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT
Jose Rafael Hernandez spray paints graffiti that reads in Spanish "Long live Chavez" in the 23 de enero neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, March 11, 2013.
(AP Photo/Jack Chang)

Having committed himself to an election campaign (and apparently convinced the Chavez machine will carry the day even if the man himself is no longer at the helm), hand-picked successor and acting President Nicolas Maduro begins as the frontrunner. Whether Henrique Capriles can pull off a miracle in just a month's time remains to be seen.