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Best of the State Politics Blogs

We're almost there!

After two days of culling through the various nominees for the best of state politics blogs, we now have 41 45 out of the 50 states represented.

But, the goal is to get all 50! (And, yes, this is starting to feel vaguely like one of those holiday Monday telethons The Fix used to watch on television as a young boy.)

Here's a look at the states where we still need a good politics blog. Come on Fixistas! Rise to the challenge.


Without further ado here is our official list of new -- and improved -- best state politics blogs!


* Doc's Political Parlor


* Rum, Romanism, Rebellion


* Under the Dome


* Calitics
* Flash Report
* New West Notes
* California Progress Report


* Colorado Pols
* SchaffervUdall
* Square State


* My Left Nutmeg


* Delaware Grapevine


* Naked Politics
* The Buzz
* Flablog
* FLApolitics


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


* Eye on Boise
* Brian T. Rich (MTV blogger)
* Red State Rebels
* PaleoMedia


* Capitol Fax
* Arch Pundit


* Taking Down Words
* Howey Politics


* Iowa Independent
* BattlegroundIowa
* Cyclone Conservatives
* Radio Iowa


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

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

* 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

* 4&20 Blackbirds


* 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


* Tennessee Politics Blog


* Burka Blog
* Burnt Orange Report
* Trail Blazers
* Political Junkie
* Beltway Confidential


* 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

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 30, 2008; 6:00 AM ET
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Check out my South Carolina Politics Blog; it's election coverage from the perspective of a young voter. You might be surprised to know that this year the general election in South Carolina, could be anything but what you'd expect.

Posted by: Shantel in SC | April 8, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

You should add to your list of Louisiana blogs.

Posted by: e_trelinski | April 6, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

You should add to the Louisiana list. Top notch site and aggregator.

Posted by: e_trelinski | April 6, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

COLORADO MUST: A blog like this is a must for your Colorado list Chris.

UdallvSchaffer is a response to the long known playbook of Colorado GOP Chair and Bob Schaffer campaign manager Dick Wadhams in employing anonymous bloggers to attack the media on how they cover a senate race.

Posted by: marquez | April 2, 2008 8:56 AM | Report abuse

Here's one for Tennessee:

Posted by: dustinogdin | April 1, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

BadLands Blue for South Dakota? It's a blog led by a Virginian that has been to the state once in his life and consist mainly of re-prints of press releases from state democrats. South Dakota War College ( is by far the state's most popular and most read blog.

Posted by: canistotaweb | April 1, 2008 7:19 AM | Report abuse

What about DC? I nominate DC Watch.

Posted by: jon.morgan.1999 | April 1, 2008 1:37 AM | Report abuse

For Tennessee:

Thank you very much.

Posted by: rneal | March 31, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse


Pick up on The Colorado Senate race will not be one to miss in 2008!

Posted by: wxbifur04 | March 31, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse


Doc's Political Parlor is a fine Alabama blog, but I hope you will also add Left in Alabama at -- it has more activity and a different mix of policy and politics.

Posted by: sherry_walker | March 31, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse should definitely be added to the Montana list. It's a great conservative intellectual blog that puts a unique perspective on Montana's political happenings.

Posted by: samsweeney24 | March 31, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

In Missouri, you're missing out on,, and Fired Up Missouri is decent, and all the above are as good or better.

Posted by: archcityonecorps | March 31, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

If you're going to include SchaffervUdall, why not We have just as frequent postings about the CO Senate race, just from the other side of the aisle.


Posted by: absurdicus | March 31, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Surprised no-one has mentioned California's Rough & Tumble:

Posted by: bitemee | March 31, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

And the oscar for the best name goes to... CT for My Left Nutmeg!

Posted by: bcondron | March 31, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I'll throw ours in too -- scanned the previous post, and a reader apparently threw us a mention, but maybe it was missed. Either that, or we fail at the internets. Who knows?

The Texas Blue:

Posted by: george | March 31, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I suppose I'll sheepishly submit my blog, Making Kansas Count, part MTV's Street Team '08:

Posted by: parkeral27 | March 31, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Your featured Oregon blog "The Write Idea" is currently running THIS as its posting:


Sunday, March 30, 2008
American Civil War: The South Was Right

... The myth of postbellum American government is simple and yet brilliantly effective: "In the American Civil War, the North fought to end slavery, and the South to preserve it." This statement contains one of the greatest fallacies of American history.

Unfortunately, the United States Government has applied its massive resources to propagate this myth. Schoolchildren study, some even memorize, Lincoln's speeches--and yet--probably, they have never heard of a man by the name of Jefferson Davis....


I don't know what you were thinking, but this Southern Neo-Confederate propaganda is the American equivalent of Holocaust Denial.

How this kind of horrific, toxic crap gets picked up by a purportedly legitimate newspaper is beyond me.

Posted by: HartWms | March 31, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Shameless self-promotion department:

Good Colorado blog:

Posted by: jpetty | March 31, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Shameless self-promotion department:

Good Colorado blog:

Posted by: jpetty | March 31, 2008 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Few more good Indiana blogs: (liberal/progressive) (conservative) (conservative)

Posted by: jmeunier | March 31, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Another good Nebraska political blog is the New Nebraska Network (

Posted by: russell | March 30, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse


So, is each state list in top-to-bottom order? Just wondering if I get to brag to my buddy Philip at ... heh....

-odum (

Posted by: jodum | March 30, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse


Thanks for the information. Apparently, WaPo is blocking hyperlinks but not URLs -- so I think we'll be able to post the address, but just not link to it.


Unfortunately, the quote from bondjedi is tame compared to some of the personal attacks and vitriol we see in the comments. The best thing to do is be judicious in who you decide to engage in discussion.

Posted by: mnteng | March 30, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

I've tried posting a few and keep getting the 'entry held' message. And I don't have the patience or the time to post them one at a time.

Posted by: novamatt | March 30, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

An example:

"I don't know who it is you are shilling for today - Clinton, McStupid, whomever - but again you have been exposed and beaten. I know that this revelation will never shame you as it should, and you will return to your fraud and slander like a dog to its vomit. Lick it up, you lying cur!"

Posted by: bondjedi | March 25, 2008 07:36 PM

Posted by: edenprairiefactchecker | March 30, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Does the Fix allow more Bias and hate speech than opinions of those who Obama supporters don't agree with?

I've emailed the hate speech directed at me on the Fix to the Wash Post Ombudsman ...

In the end it's truth that holds up to live another day...

Fact Checker: Truth in Politics

Posted by: edenprairiefactchecker | March 30, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Sooner Thought,

You've been added.


Posted by: Chris_Cillizza | March 30, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

We at SoonerThought will try not to take your rejection personally, Chris.

Posted by: soonerthought | March 30, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Hi mteng -

The WaPo would not let me post a website, so I have extracted this from the Austin American-Statesman article.
Barack Obama's campaign proclaimed the senator from Illinois the winner Saturday night of the most delegates from Texas to the Democratic Party's national convention after an estimated 100,000 high-spirited Democrats gathered at regional conventions to choose nearly 7,300 delegates to the state party's June convention in Austin. Obama claimed a 38-29 lead in pledged delegates, meaning he would overtake Clinton with a projected cushion of five pledged delegates from Texas.

Terry McAuliffe, Clinton's national campaign chairman, stopped by Saturday's conventions in McLennan, Williamson and Travis counties.

Even if Obama ends up with more Texas delegates, "we have millions of people yet to vote," McAuliffe said Saturday afternoon. "Hillary will be in until the end of the process," through the last primaries June 3 in Montana and South Dakota, he said.

Obama, who won the primaries in Travis, Hays and Williamson counties, took 501 of 750 delegates to the state convention awarded at the counties' conventions Saturday.

The final sorting of Texas delegates to the party's national convention in August will depend on outcomes of the state convention June 5-7.

Republicans also held regional conventions to choose delegates to the state GOP's June convention, though Sen. John McCain's primary win in the state was not at issue.

Supporters of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Lake Jackson won control of the GOP's Travis County state Senate District 25 convention.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | March 30, 2008 9:24 AM | Report abuse

If you're at all interested in adding another KY blog, I'm not above shameless self-promotion:

Posted by: Benjamin.Ray | March 30, 2008 8:50 AM | Report abuse

fix the repeat "fix"

Posted by: jhawk1025 | March 30, 2008 8:27 AM | Report abuse

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