Democrats To Embed Bloggers at Convention
Update, 6:00 pm: We did it! Thanks to all the loyal Fixistas out there, we now have at least one quality politics blog in each of the 50 states. Utah and Alaska were the last to make it in but we won't hold it against them. The full list is after the jump. Clip it. Save it. Love it.
Update 2:45 pm: With the additions of Hawaii and Wyoming political blogs, we are not just two away from all 50 states! Utah and Alaska, we are looking at you. (And, for those of you who suggested the Wasatch Watcher for Utah, thanks, but it isn't updated very frequently and is only tangentially about politics.)
Democrats will embed a single state-based political blogger with each delegation at its national convention later this summer, the latest sign of the courting of the burgeoning blogosphere by both political parties.
"The Internet is the most significant tool for building democracy since the invention of the printing press," said Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean in a release from the convention committee.
The selection process began in November when the Democratic National Convention Committee began soliciting applications from bloggers for the coveted slots. It ends on April 15 when the picks are made. The selected bloggers will sit with their respective delegations on the floor of the convention and, in theory, offer real-time perspective on the goings-on.
Could there be a more perfect segue to the Fix's latest and greatest list of state blogs? It's hard to imagine one.
The Fix list grows ever larger and closer to our final goal of having at least one good political blog based in each state. We are now down to just
four two states -- Alaska, Hawaii, Utah and Wyoming -- where we still have no coverage. Come on people!
The full list -- revised and extended -- is after the jump.
As we have said before, these blogs are suggestions from The Fix community and, as such, meander all over the political spectrum. We do not endorse any of the partisan viewpoints in these blogs. We merely pass them on so our readers can sort through them and pick their favorites.
April 1, 2008; 12:22 PM ET
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