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Sunday, January 18, 2004

New Additions to the Blog Roll

Posted by DavidNYC

Added a few new sites. The first is Blog Free or Die, a promising new Democratic blog from New Hampshire. The other two can be found under the Swing State Activism section. Swing State Spring Break, according to its website, is a "100% volunteer-operated program for progressive students and their allies, who volunteer to do grassroots, electoral work in swing states during their spring or summer vacations." Good thing Florida is a swing state.

The last addition is a new mini-project of mine (actually a sub-blog of the SSP), titled simply "Competitive House Races." People often ask me how they can get involved this campaign season. If you live in a swing state, you should help get our nominee elected. But if you don't live in a swing state, the most important thing you can do is work on a Congressional campaign. Most House races, though, are foregone conclusions - there's no reason to work for you local Congressman if he regularly wins with 80% of the vote. So CHR is devoted to providing information about the few races which will actually matter: Democrats we need to defend and Republicans we need to unseat.

Right now, it's a work in progress, and I've only listed a few races so far. My main source for finding out which elections will be competitive is Brian's Utah Weblog, but if you have any suggestions for races CHR should include, please let me know. (Just be aware that Brian hasn't finished covering the entire country yet.) And general feedback is always welcome.

Posted at 10:39 PM in Site News | Technorati