As far as status of the campaign, the "Vote for Avery" Facebook page has been gaining new fans at a rapid pace and from the response I've seen on Twitter word is getting around. This is what you call a grass roots campaign.
Still waiting on the main stream media guys to jump on board. Here's more Avery write-in campaign hating from SNY's Ranger Blog to get you motivated. Jump on board or get out of the way.