Announcing the State Blogger Corps

Posted by Aaron Myers on May 14, 2008 | 4 Comments

Months ago, we began the process of credentialing bloggers who cover state and local politics, as part of the DemConvention State Blogger Corps.  More than 400 blogs applied for the program.  And they’re incredible.  Some blogs are the work of dedicated groups of activists, a few are full-time professional endeavors, and many others are the products of busy individuals blogging about local politics in their free time.  Those selected to be part of our State Blogger Corps were announced today.  And in every case, these bloggers have become experts on the political happenings in their states.

You’ll see a list below of the 55 blogs that will comprise the State Blogger Corps.  They’ll be seated with their respective delegations at the Convention.  These bloggers will have some of the best seats in the house and they’ll be the eyes and ears of local audiences online around the country.  DNC Chairman Howard Dean recorded a message to introduce the program – so I’ll let him explain the rest.

Is one of your favorite blogs missing from the list?  We had hundreds of great applicants and only a few spots.  The Convention staff will work hard to be sure bloggers can cover the Convention from Denver or wherever they may be – with unprecedented access.  And wait a few weeks.  We’ll soon announce the Convention’s General Blogger Pool, an additional list of diverse blogs covering national politics, niche issues, and more state and local topics.

Congratulations to each blog selected for the State Blogger Corps.  I’ll see you in Denver!

Press Release: DNC Chairman Governor Dean Announces Blogs Selected For 2008 'State Blogger Corps'

The DemConvention State Blogger Corps is listed below.


ALASKA - Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis -

ALABAMA- Doc's Political Parlor -

ARKANSAS- Under The -

ARIZONA - Ted Prezelski - Rum, Romanism and Rebellion -

CALIFORNIA - Calitics-


CONNECTICUT -My Left Nutmeg -


DELAWARE – TommyWonk -

DEMOCRATS Abroad - Democrats Abroad Argentina -

FLORIDA - Florida Progressive Coalition -

GEORGIA- Tondee's Tavern -

GUAM - No Rest for the Awake - Minagahet Chamorro -

HAWAII - Ian Lind Online -

IOWA - The Iowa Independent -


ILLINOIS- Prairie State Blue -

INDIANA- Blue Indiana -


KENTUCKY – BlueGrassRoots -

LOUISIANA - Daily Kingfish -

MASSACHUSETTS - Blue Mass. Group -

MARYLAND - The Center for Emerging Media -

MAINE - Turn Maine Blue -

MICHIGAN - Blogging For Michigan -

MINNESOTA - Minnesota Independent -

MISSISSIPPI - The Natchez Blog -

MISSOURI - Fired Up! LLC -

MONTANA - Left in the West -



NEBRASKA - New Nebraska Network -

NEW HAMPSHIRE - Blue Hampshire -


NEW MEXICO - Democracy for New Mexico -

NEVADA - Las Vegas Gleaner -

NEW YORK - Room 8 -

OHIO - Ohio Daily Blog -

OKLAHOMA - DemoOkie -

OREGON - BlueOregon (blog) -

PENNSYLVANIA - Keystone Politics -

PUERTO RICO - Jusiper -

RHODE ISLAND - Rhode Island's Future -


SOUTH DAKOTA - Badlands Blue -

TENNESSEE - KnoxViews/TennViews -

TEXAS - Burnt Orange Report -

UTAH - The Utah Amicus -

VIRGINIA - Raising Kaine -

VIRGIN ISLANDS - Democratic Party of the US Virgin Islands -

VERMONT - Green Mountain Daily -


WISCONSIN - Uppity Wisconsin -

WEST VIRGINIA - West Virginia Blue -

WYOMING - Hummingbirdminds blog -

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  • Are there any credentialed bloggers who stte they are Republicans voting for Obama?

    Posted by Skye, 27/07/2008 10:54am (1 month ago)

  • This is such an awesome idea. The Democratic Party is really working hard to turn our party around and it is evident in every state of the union. Keep up the great work Chairman Dean, DNC staff, and the convention staff. We are proud of what you are doing and the leadership you are providing as we implement the effective programs in our home state.

    See you in Denver.

    Posted by Yvette Williams, 20/05/2008 12:50pm (3 months ago)

  • No offense, but the blog for Mississippi really should have been Cottonmouth.

    I invite anyone to compare the two blogs; any reasonable assessment would come to the same conclusion. No Contest.

    Posted by Emily McInnis, 16/05/2008 9:40pm (3 months ago)

  • Why are there no black political bloggers in the state blogger pool? With this historic election should there not be black bloggers in the state blogger pool?

    Posted by african american political pundit, 15/05/2008 12:11am (3 months ago)

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