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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.)


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.


* Doc's Political Parlor


* Alaska Daily News


* Rum, Romanism, Rebellion


* Under the Dome
* Arkansas Times


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


* Colorado Pols
* SchaffervUdall
* Square State
* Udallvschaffer


* My Left Nutmeg


* Delaware Grapevine


* Naked Politics
* The Buzz
* Flablog
* FLApolitics


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


* Poinography


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


* Capitol Fax
* Arch Pundit


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


* Iowa Independent
* BattlegroundIowa
* Cyclone Conservatives
* Radio Iowa


* Making Kansas Count
* Blue Tide Rising


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

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

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


* Red Maryland
* Maryland Politics Watch
* Free State Politics


* Blue Mass. Group


* Lansing State Journal
* Michigan Liberal
* Michigan Right


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


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


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

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


* Leavenworth Street
* New Nebraska Network


* 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
* 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 Daily Blog
* Battleground Ohio
* Buckeye State Blog


* Sooner Thought


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


* 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 Politics Blog
* Bill Hobbs


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


* Utah Bloghive


* Green Mountain Daily
* Vermont Daily Briefing


* Virginian Federalist
* Raising Kaine
* Vivian Paige


* David Postman
* Political Buzz
* Horses Ass

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


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


* hummingbirdminds

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