He hasn’t started running yet but it certainly looks like he’s going to:
This site hosts this video to explain the launch of two exploratory projects — first, a Change Congress movement, and second, my own decision whether to run for Congress in the California 12th.
I have decided I want to give as much energy as I can to the Change Congress movement. I will decide in the next week or so whether it makes sense to advance that movement by running for Congress.
Watch or listen and you will understand some of my reasoning. Feel free to send your thoughts or advice to firstname.lastname@example.org (though please excuse any slowness in my response).
— Larry Lessig, February 19, 2008
Larry has a blog where you can find his collected publications – most of them technology related. Open source advocates and other techies will likely be familiar with his most excellent “Free Culture” lectures.