Sweeping through blogistan:
Blue Jersey has two great, must read posts about the GOP Kean campaign astroturfing their blog: Astroturf 1 and Astroturf 2. If you're looking for evidence of the significance of local blogs...how about being directly attacked by opposing campaigns??? Ampersand at Creative Destruction has a really carefully thought-out run-down analyzing the mindsets behind the Clinton lunch. (Not a title I would have chosen however, there's been enough of that already.) Lynn Allen has an update from WA State while N in Seattle previews a new form of campaign ad: crop art! MN Publius has a good post on how the GOP attempted to vilify a Muslim Democrat running for Congress in Minnesota by associating him with...a man the GOP themselves embrace. There's good news from Virginia in Jim Webb's fight to unseat George Allen. And the fact that the the Sierra Club is now on board helps.