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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Philly-DA: Seth Williams Day is Big News

Posted by Tim Tagaris

There is something brewing in the blogosphere today, and Young Philly Politics is leading the charge. There are two Democratic candidates running in a contested primary for District Attorney in Philadelphia: Challenger Seth Williams vs. Incumbent Lynn Abraham (couldn't find website).

What's interesting to me is that Daniel, author at Young Philly Politics, is organizing a cadre of almost exclusively Philly bloggers to rally behind Seth Williams in the primary. This is huge for two reasons:

1.) A group of bloggers realizing that the best way to change the face of the party and start electing "Reform Democrats" is to get involved in the primaries. In this respect, they are way ahead of the curve--especially since outside of presidential races, the choice is often to sit on the sidelines and support the winner.

2.) Regionalization. The people who are supporting Seth Williams overtly on their blogs with a series of action items are almost exclusively from Philadelphia. They have organized, and under Daniel's leadership have amassed quite a coalition. I have written about this (regionalization) quite a few times in the past. BlogPAC has begun an effort to regionalize. And frankly, it is going to be the centerpiece of a certain Senate race in PA that I am working on.

I am curious to see how this plays out in terms of actual results. It is something I will follow closely. For a list of Philly bloggers participating, click here.

Update: Chris Bowers of MyDD (also from Philly) has just jumped on board. Technorati Profile of "Seth Williams."

Posted at 05:06 PM in Netroots | Technorati


Just wanted to stop by and say good post Tim.

Posted by: kmartino [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 22, 2005 06:46 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Thanks man,

There are many of us who are very impressed with what guys are doing over there (bloggers specifically). I look forward to helping out, even on-the-ground walking blocks as we get closer to the election.


Posted by: Tim Tagaris [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 22, 2005 01:03 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment