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
May 7, 2012

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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.

  • Idaho: 43rd State Blues — Calling out the extremism of Frank Vandersloot on national television.
  • Illinois: Progress Illinois — Chicago is facing one of the worst foreclosure problems in the nation.
  • Indiana: No recent posts.
  • Iowa: Bleeding Heartland — A top Senate Republican doesn't seem to care whether or not the state passes a budget.
  • Kansas: Kansas Free Press — A closer look at the redistricting battle in Kansas.
  • Kentucky: Page One — Gov. Steve Beshear is screwing over state workers.
  • Louisiana: In Local New Orleans — State Sen. Mike Walsworth is trying to prove that evolution hasn't affected him at all.
  • Maine: No recent posts.
  • Maryland: Maryland Juice — Does Bill Clinton's endorsement of John Delaney in congressional district 16 signal a 2016 White House run for Hillary?
  • Massachusetts: Blue Mass Group — There is no evidence that Elizabeth Warren was hired at Harvard because of her Native American heritage.
  • Michigan: Michigan Liberal — The Detroit News apparently doesn't really care about factual accuracy.
  • Minnesota: Bluestem Prairie — Republican legislators embrace a homophobic rocker (no, not Ted Nugent).
  • Mississippi: No recent posts.
  • Missouri: Fired Up! Missouri — Republican State Rep. Zach Wyatt stood up to the state's 'Don't Say Gay' bill.
  • Montana: Montana Cowgirl Blues — State Sen. Dave Lewis breaks out the tin foil hats on a the latest attack ad against his ally Ken Miller.
  • Nebraska: New Nebraska Network — None of the state's candidates for the U.S. Senate will admit that income inequality is a problem in the U.S.
  • Nevada: Las Vegas Gleaner — Nevada's health care system is one of the worst in the country.
  • New Hampshire: Blue Hampshire — State Rep. Jerry Bergevin (R) sponsored a bill that set aside March 31 as a day to remember Terri Schiavo.
  • New Jersey: Blue Jersey — Calling for a 21-county strategy in Jersey and a 50-state strategy nationally.
  • New Mexico: Democracy for New Mexico — Candidates in congressional district 1 come together to call for a focus on getting things done instead of internal spats.
  • New York: The Daily Gotham — Occupy Wall Street and others call for independent oversight of the NYPD
  • North Carolina: Blue NC — State Democratic Party chair candidate Don Vaughan resigns from ALEC.
  • North Dakota: North Decoder — Would Measure 3 legalize stoning women to death for not being virgins on their wedding night?
  • Ohio: Plunderbund — Key voting blocs in Ohio don't seem to like Mitt Romney that much.
  • Oklahoma: No recent posts.
  • Oregon: Blue Oregon — State House candidate Jennifer Williamson is afraid of being a lobbyist, but it appears that she was one.
  • Pennsylvania: Above Average Jane — A growing number of communities are passing ordinances to add legal protections for sexual orientation.
  • Rhode Island: RI Future — The battle for pension 'reform' in Rhode Island.
  • South Carolina: SC Prog Blog — State Sen. Phil Leventis asks if the state is morally bankrupt.
  • South Dakota: Madville Times — Why poorly-designed legislative scorecards are, at best, inaccurate and, at worst, dishonest.
  • Tennessee: Tennessee Guerilla Women — The 'Don't Say Gay' bill is dead.
  • Texas: Texas Kaos — Are education cuts going to finally push Texans too far and lead to a rejection of Republicans in the state?
  • Utah: No recent posts.
  • Vermont: Green Mountain Daily — When clueless candidates go online.
  • Virginia: Not Larry Sabato — Senate Republics are killing the state budget.
  • Washington: Horses A** — Taking a closer look at legislative districts.
  • West Virginia: West Virginia Blue — Mitt Romney appears to be doing well in West Virginia.
  • Wisconsin: Badger Democracy — Interviewing the recall election candidates.
  • Wyoming: No known progressive blogs.
  • Alabama: Left in Alabama — The legislature cracks down on peaceful dissent.
  • Alaska: Mudflats — The latest on the fiasco that was the recent election in Anchorage.
  • Arizona: Blog for Arizona — Is the state going to vote to secede?
  • Arkansas: Blue Arkansas — Gary Latanich was endorsed by Progressive Push in the first congressional district.
  • California: Calitics — Gov. Jerry Brown calls out reactionary Republicans.
  • Colorado: Square State — Democratic Sen. Mark Udall appears to be fully on board with the 'Social Security Kill Team'.
  • Connecticut: My Left Nutmeg — Making the case against turning over public schools to charter school companies.
  • Delaware: Delaware Liberal — Looks like there are more progressives in the Delaware blogosphere than previously imagined.
  • Florida: Political Hurricane — Advice on how Democrats can win in North Florida.
  • Georgia: Blog for Democracy — Crowdsourcing elections information in Georgia.
  • Hawaii: No recent posts.

    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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