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50-State Blog Round-up

The 50-state blog round-up has existed over the years in various forms. The idea is to take a look at state and local blogs in order to see what important things are going on in state politics and campaigns, to get a preview of what's coming to the

The 50-state blog round-up has existed over the years in various forms. The idea is to take a look at state and local blogs in order to see what important things are going on in state politics and campaigns, to get a preview of what's coming to the national stage and to recognize the work of great state and local bloggers.

Update: People sent in suggestions for most of the states that didn't have blogs, and they'll be included next time around.

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-New Hampshire: Blue Hampshire shows Rep. Fank Guinta getting schooled by a constituent.

-New Jersey: Blue Jersey notes that Olympic hero Carl Lewis is running for state senate.

-New Mexico: Democracy of New Mexico sayd five AFSCME locals in the state are bucking the national to endorse a grassroots candidate.

-New York: The Albany Project says that State Sen. Greg Ball is an unlikely hero in the battle against fracking.

-North Carolina: BlueNC applauds the courts stopping the state's attack on Planned Parenthood.

-North Dakota: North Decoder calls out state Republicans for focusing on state college nicknames instead of important issues.

-Ohio: Plunderbund shoots down John Kasich's claim that unions are divided in the state.

-Oklahoma: Blue Oklahoma notes that the state's child poverty rate has gone up.

-Oregon: BlueOregon applauds Sen. Ron Wyden for his 600th town hall meeting.

-Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania Progressive isn't excited about Sen. Pat Toomey being named to the supercommittee.

-Rhode Island: RI Future mourns the passing of state progressive leader Miguel C. Luna.

-South Carolina: Haven't found any progressive blogs for this state yet.

-South Dakota: Haven't found any progressive blogs for this state yet.

-Tennessee: KnoxViews asks Gov. Bill Halsem where the jobs are.

-Texas: Burnt Orange Report gathers the research on Rick Perry.

-Utah: No recent posts to include.

-Vermont: Green Mountain Daily thanks Gov. Peter Shumlin for meeting with progressives in the state.

-Virginia: VB Dems says Gov. Bob McDonnell is auditioning to be vice president.

-Washington: HorsesAss makes the case that unions are more grassroots than corporations and the wealthy.

-West Virginia: West Virginia Blue links to a poll that sayd the majority of residents oppose mountain-top removal mining.

-Wisconsin: Uppity Wisconsin says that finishing the job of taking control of the State Senate is more important than recalling Scott Walker.

-Wyoming: Haven't found any progressive blogs for this state yet.

-Alabama: Left in Alabama notes that the state is in a race to the bottom in terms of getting rid of jobs.

-Alaska: Mudflats points out that the state of Alaska is supporting efforts to silence Alaskans.

-Arizona: Arizona Netroots asks where the green jobs are.

-Arkansas: Blue Arkansas questions who the AFL-CIO supporots in state senate races.

-California: Calitics isn't surprised that Republicans are attacking the Democratic-proposed redistricting maps.

-Colorado: Square State introduced progressive legislative candidate Tracy Kraft-Tharp.

-Connecticut: CT News Junkie says there is a move to decertify AFSCME in the state.

-Delaware: Delaware Liberal gives a rundown of legislative candidates for 2012.

-Florida: Beach Peanuts lists the latest horrors from Gov. Rick Scott.

-Georgia: Blog For Democracy says that the Georgia Republican Party is planning to purge white Democrats.

-Hawaii: Haven't found any progressive blogs for this state yet.

-Idaho: 43rd State Blues notes that Sen. Jim Risch compared Barack Obama to Casey Anthony.

-Illinois: Progress Illinois says that unions are calling on Gov. Pat Quinn to keep his word.

-Indiana: Blue Indiana Network applauds John Gregg's run for governor.

-Iowa: Bleeding Heartland points to a story of environmental groups going after the Iowa Farm Bureau for harassment and intimidation.

-Kansas: The Kansas Free Press says that unions are not happy about Gov. Sam Brownback's proposed voluntary retirement incentives.

-Kentucky: Page One notes Rand Paul's flip-flopping on military spending cuts.

-Louisiana: Daily Kingfish says that taxpayers are on the hook for $81,000 to defend the House redistricting map.

-Maine: Dirigo Blue says that Republicans are up to their same old tricks in redistricting the state.

-Maryland: Haven't found any progressive blogs for this state yet.

-Massachusetts: Blue Mass Group points out that Elizabeth Warren wants to talk to the voters and that the media isn't happy about it.

-Michigan: Michigan Liberal is skeptical about using volunteers to gather petitions for recall efforts.

-Minnesota: The Minnesota Independent notes that same-sex couples are suing to overturn the state's Defense of Marriage Act.

-Mississippi: Haven't found any progressive blogs for this state yet.

-Missouri: Fired Up Missouri says that establishment Republicans are pulling away from scandal-plagued Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.

-Montana: Left in the West links to commentary that Rep. Denny Rehberg (R) is getting himself in trouble with veterans.

-Nebraska: New Nebraska Network says that Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Jon Bruning has declared war on the poor and working class.

-Nevada: Las Vegas Gleaner wishes prominent candidates would talk about the real issues we face like lesser knwon candidates do.

The list used to create the post can be found here. If you know of a progressive state or local blog that isn't on the list, e-mail me at quinnelk@hotmail.com and I'll add it.

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