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Sunday, August 27, 2006

the k/o list

Below you'll find a blog entry version of the k/o list. This list, as I've explained before, is a work in progress and a tool for you to use to read about some of the close races in this country where Democrats are taking GOP seats back from Republicans:

the k/o list: Wednesday Sept. 6th, 2006 edition

Key:

candidate name = Democrat running for office
CA-11 = dkos Tag
local blog name or L = local blog
G = google blog search
T = technorati search
R = regional blog
C = Campaign website
$ = ActBlue page


The West

  • Harry Mitchell AZ-05 the Lofty Donkey G R $
  • Primary AZ-08 R
  • Jerry McNerney CA-11 SayNotoPombo G R $
  • Phil Angelides CA-Gov GovernorPhil R
  • Ed Perlmutter CO-07 SquareState G R $
  • Monica Lindeen MT-AL L R $
  • Patricia Madrid NM-01 NM-FBIHOP G R $
  • Tessa Hafen NV-03 LV Gleaner R $
  • Peter Goldmark WA-05 R $
  • Darcy Burner WA-08 Evergreen Politics R G $

  • The Midwest

  • Tammy Duckworth IL-06 WurfWhile G R $
  • Joe Donnelly IN-02 CCINDems G R L $
  • Amy Klobuchar MN-Sen MN Publius G R $
  • Tim Walz MN-01 BlueStemPrairie G T $
  • Claire McCaskill MO-Sen Blue Girl, Red State G R $
  • John Cranley OH-01 Ohios First G R $
  • Mary Jo Kilroy OH-15 Ohio 15th blog G T $

  • The East

  • Chris Murphy CT-05 CT-05.net G R $
  • Paul Hodes NH-02 NH-02 Prog G R L $
  • Linda Stender NJ-07 Dump Mike T R $
  • John Hall NY-19 Take 19 G R $
  • Joe Sestak PA-07 PA-7 Watch G $
  • Patrick Murphy PA-08 AboveAvgJane T R $

  • The South

  • Primary FL-13 R R
  • Ron Klein G FL-22 R $
  • John Yarmuth KY-03 BluegrassReport G L $
  • Heath Shuler NC-11 Blue NC G $
  • Harold Ford TN-Sen L R $
  • Jim Webb VA-Sen Raising Kaine G T $
  • Phil Kellam VA-02 VB Dems G $

  • I am not claiming that this list is exhaustive or a substitute for any of the other great lists out there. (Among them Blue America, the combined Netroots Candidates pages of the MyDD, Swing State and Dailykos communities, and eRiposte's amazing national local blog list.) Because I focus on local blogs and what Lynn Allen calls transformational candidates; this list leans towards what I hope is a sweet spot in the 2006 election cycle, races where, with a bit more support and effort from netroots bloggers and grassroots activists, Democrats might just well win and create downticket netroots waves across the nation.

    Exclusion of your blog or race is not meant to mean anything. This list is just my own start point in a much larger effort. Your comments are welcome below.

    6 Comments:

    • Over at WashBlog there is a post by Gibney http://www.washblog.com/ that I really think should get wider attention. The picture is worth a million words for what Rep incumbents have to offer. As you know, McMorris is the Rep incumbent against which Peter Goldmark is running.

      By Blogger mainsailset, at 7:41 AM  

    • K/o,

      I'd also include Peter Goldmark of WA-05 as a transformational candidate. I've put an interview with him up on my blog:

      http://www.evergreenpolitics.com/ep/2006/08/peter_goldmark__1.html

      By Anonymous Lynn, at 10:44 AM  

    • Hey, just wanted to point out another local, progressive blog: Take Back Cincinnati. We're relatively new, but would love any comments or feedback you have on how to use blogging to support a great Democrat for Congress.

      http://www.takebackcincinnati.com

      By Anonymous RGBlogging, at 2:06 PM  

    • Great blog!

      I've been looking for some talk about Chabot...kudos!!

      And for those averse to cut and pasting here's the link.

      By Blogger kid oakland, at 3:15 PM  

    • Thanks! We're thinking it's time that Cincinnati gets a Dem representing them back in DC...

      By Anonymous RGBlogging, at 11:26 AM  

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