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
March 24, 2012

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.

  • Georgia: Blog for Democracy — State Rep. Terry England compares women to cows, pigs and chickens.
  • Hawaii: Aloha Politics — Hawaii progressives are taking action against Rush Limbaugh on local station KHVH.
  • Idaho: 43rd State Blues — State Sen. Chuck Winder is leading the assault on women's rights in the state.
  • Illinois: Ellen's Illinois Tenth Congressional District — Top 10 reasons to support Brad Schneider.
  • Indiana: No recent posts.
  • Iowa: Bleeding Heartland — Iowa Democrats look to have some gains in the state House, but not enough to take charge of the body.
  • Kansas: Kansas Free Press — Kansas is one of the last states to get redistricting done.
  • Kentucky: Kentuckians for the Commonwealth — Kentuckians spoke up and killed a bill that would've eliminated 911 services in rural areas.
  • Louisiana: No recent posts.
  • Maine: No recent posts.
  • Maryland: Maryland Juice — Gov. Martin O'Malley is rated as the second most likely Democrat in the race for the 2016 nomination.
  • Massachusetts: Blue Mass Group — State Republicans are pushing a copy of the "shoot first" bill that was key in the Trayvon Martin killing.
  • Michigan: Blogging for Michigan — Activists will once again start collecting signatures to recall Gov. Rick Snyder (R).
  • Minnesota: MN Publius — Strategy on how to stop a voter ID law from going into effect.
  • Mississippi: A Liberal in the Midst — Defending Mississippi against condescension from out-of-staters.
  • Missouri: PoliticMo — U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman has accepted the Tea Party Express endorsement.
  • Montana: Montana Cowgirl — State Rep. Krayton Kearns says that birth control is the "death nail in the coffin of our republic."
  • Nebraska: New Nebraska Network — Prediction that Bob Kerry will win the U.S. Senate race.
  • Nevada: Las Vegas Gleaner — Apparently the state is constitutionally prohibited from implementing an economic plan that would help the state.
  • New Hampshire: Blue Hampshire — The legislature voted to keep marriage equality.
  • New Jersey: Blue Jersey — Republicans called the state Judiciary Committee rejection of Gov. Chris Christie's nominee Phillip Kwon a "Korean witch hunt" and a "freak show."
  • New Mexico: New Mexico Telegram — Taking a look at the competitive state House primaries.
  • New York: The Albany Project — U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long, the likely Republican nominee against Kirsten Gillibrand, says that Roe v. Wade was a "horrible decision."
  • North Carolina: Watauga Watch — Facts North Carolinians should know about the state's attempt to add a gay marriage ban to the state constitution.
  • North Dakota: North Decoder — Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) appointed a Hess oil company manager as the state's new "Oil Impact Czar."
  • Ohio: Buckeye State Blog — Gov. John Kasich may have tampered in an election.
  • Oklahoma: Blue Oklahoma — The state's corporate media tears down Barack Obama for trying to bring jobs to the state.
  • Oregon: Blue Oregon — Sen. Ron Wyden (D) has taken the lead in the fight against the Keystone XL oil export pipeline.
  • Pennsylvania: 2 Political Junkies — Patrick Murphy says that Gov. Corbett should apologize for assaulting the rights of women.
  • Rhode Island: RI Future — Clear evidence that the flattening of the tax rate in Rhode Island has failed.
  • South Carolina: SC Prog Blog — The SC AFL-CIO wants to repeal the state's "shoot first" bill in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida.
  • South Dakota: Madville Times — South Dakota is the second worst state in terms of government corruption.
  • Tennessee: Tennessee Guerilla Women — Republicans have decided that science no longer should be taught to students.
  • Texas: Off the Kuff — State Sen. Wendy Davis's office was firebombed.
  • Utah: No recent posts.
  • Vermont: Green Mountain Daily — Is the Vermont Republican Party bankrupt?
  • Virginia: Blue Virginia — George Allen's NCAA bracket shows he's still as clueless and incompetent.
  • Washington: Horse's A** — Democrat Jay Inslee is resigning from Congress to focus on running for governor.
  • West Virginia: West Virginia Blue — Citizens are rising up to fight to protect the headwaters of Sleepy Creek.
  • Wisconsin: Cognotive Dissidence — Taking a closer look at the ongoing saga of Walkergate.
  • Wyoming: Not aware of any available blogs.
  • Alabama: Left in Alabama — Less than 20 percent of Alabama residents support the strong anti-immigrant bill the state recently passed.
  • Alaska: Mudflats — Rep. Alan Dick is leading the charge to limit a woman's right to choose.
  • Arizona: Rum, Romanism and Rebellion — Rep. Terry Proud (R) effectively admits that the forced ultrasound bill her party is pursuing is about shaming women who they consider "immoral."
  • Arkansas: Blue Arkansas — Apparently State. Rep. Denny Altes (R) has some racist e-mails in his past.
  • California: Sacramento for Democracy — Occupy and social justice groups blockaded Monsanto.
  • Colorado: Square State — State. Rep. Daniel Kagan (R) wrote a personhood bill that passed the House on a straight-party line vote.
  • Connecticut: Orient Lodge — Taking a closer look at legislative bills that are flying under the radar.
  • Delaware: Delaware Liberal — Sen. Tom Carper (D) is now in negative approval rating territory.
  • Florida: Progress Florida — Explaining why the "Stand Your Ground" law that may have led to the death of Trayvon Martin should really be called the "shoot first" law.

    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 and I'll add it.

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