I've decided to try something and see how it works. I'm going to try to follow (and support) the campaigns of fifteen Democratic/Progressive candidates, and report on how their campaign is going, where the polls are, etc.
I think in a time when politics has become so negative, it would be good to present positive news about campaigns. Ideas and solutions, not attacks and finger-pointing, are what we need the most.
So, I have 5 candidates picked out right now (They're listed below). Which ten others should I follow? The critera is basically pretty broad. I want to cover state/federal races (so no local races). I'll follow Democrats and progressive-minded Independents (Friedman is an example). I'd like it to be kind of evenly dispersed between Senate, House, and Gubernatorial races, but I doubt it will be.
(Note: I'll also be following the campaign of Rep. Rick Boucher, and, assuming he runs for Senate, James Webb, so they won't count.)
1-Phil Bredesen (D), Incumbent, Governor, Tennessee
2-Robert C. Byrd (D), Incumbent, U.S. Senate, West Virginia.
3-Kinky Friedman (I), Challenger, Governor, Texas.
4-Raúl Grijalva (D), Incumbent, U.S. House, Arizona (7th)
5-Jon Tester (D), Challenger, U.S. Senate, Montana
So what do you want to see?