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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.)

ORIGINAL POST

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.

Alabama

* Doc's Political Parlor

Alaska

* Alaska Daily News

Arizona

* Rum, Romanism, Rebellion

Arkansas

* Under the Dome
* Arkansas Times

California

* Calitics
* Flash Report
* New West Notes
* California Progress Report
* Rough & Tumble
* Capitol Basement

Colorado

* Colorado Pols
* SchaffervUdall
* Square State
* Udallvschaffer

Connecticut

* My Left Nutmeg

Delaware

* Delaware Grapevine

Florida

* Naked Politics
* The Buzz
* Flablog
* FLApolitics

Georgia

* Georgia Politics Unfiltered
* Peach Pundit
* Tondee's Tavern

Hawaii

* Poinography

Idaho

* Eye on Boise
* Idaho Insider (MTV blogger)
* Red State Rebels
* PaleoMedia

Illinois

* Capitol Fax
* Arch Pundit

Indiana

* Taking Down Words
* Howey Politics
* Blue Indiana
* Indiana Barrister
* Hoosier Access
* Advance Indiana

Iowa

* Iowa Independent
* BattlegroundIowa
* Cyclone Conservatives
* Radio Iowa

Kansas

* Making Kansas Count
* Blue Tide Rising

Kentucky

* Osi Speaks
* Bluegrass Roots
* Kentucky Politics
* Ky Kurmudgeon

Louisiana
* Daily Kingfish
* The Dead Pelican (The Drudge Report of Louisiana)
* Your Right Hand Thief
* CenLamar

Maine
* Maine Web Report
* As Maine Goes
* Turn Maine Blue

Maryland

* Red Maryland
* Maryland Politics Watch
* Free State Politics

Massachusetts

* Blue Mass. Group

Michigan

* Lansing State Journal
* Michigan Liberal
* Michigan Right

Minnesota

* MN Publius
* Minnesota Campaign Report
* MN Blue
* Politics in Minnesota
* Polinaut
* Minnesota Democrats Exposed

Mississippi

* Y'All Politics
* Cottonmouth Blog
* Red/Blue

Missouri

* Fired Up Missouri
* Arch City Chronicle
* Show Me Progress
* Columbia Tribune

Montana
* 4&20 Blackbirds
* Montana Headlines
* Left in the West

Nebraska

* Leavenworth Street
* New Nebraska Network

Nevada

* Las Vegas Gleaner
* Desert Beacon

New Hampshire

* Green Mountain Politics 1
* Blue Hampshire
* PolitickerNH

New Jersey

* PolitickerNJ
* Blue Jersey

New Mexico

* Heath Haussamen
* Joe Monahan
* NMFBIHOP
* Democracy for New Mexico

New York

* Capitol Confidential
* Room 8
* The Daily Politics
* City Room
* The Albany Report

North Carolina

* Under the Dome

North Dakota
* Dakota Politics
* North Decoder
* Say Anything

Ohio

* Ohio Daily Blog
* Battleground Ohio
* Buckeye State Blog

Oklahoma

* Sooner Thought

Oregon

* Blue Oregon
* Write Idea
* NW Republican
* The Oregon Catalyst
* Jack Bog's Blog

Pennsylvania

* PA Water Cooler
* Progress Pittsburgh
* Young Philly Politics
* Pennsylvania Primary
* Capitol Ideas
* Pennsylvania Ave

Rhode Island

* Rhode Island's Future
* Not For Nothing
* Anchor Rising

South Carolina

* Faith in the Sound
* The Palmetto Scoop
* Not Very Bright
* The 7-10

South Dakota

* Badlands Blue
* South Dakota War College

Tennessee

* Tennessee Politics Blog
* Bill Hobbs

Texas

* Burka Blog
* Burnt Orange Report
* Trail Blazers
* Political Junkie
* Beltway Confidential
* The Texas Blue
* Postcards

Utah

* Utah Bloghive

Vermont

* Green Mountain Daily
* Vermont Daily Briefing

Virginia

* Virginian Federalist
* Raising Kaine
* Vivian Paige

Washington

* David Postman
* Political Buzz
* Horses Ass

West Virginia
* Fifth Column (Warning: profanity is used routinely on this blog!)
* Lincoln Walks At Midnight

Wisconsin

* Real Debate Wisconsin
* Widgerson Library & Pub
* Daily Takes
* Pundit Nation

Wyoming

* hummingbirdminds

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 1, 2008; 12:22 PM ET
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