50 State Blog Roundup 7/7/07

This week's Roundup was compiled by Thomas at Blue Indiana. Permission is granted to cross-post at your blog, too.

It's Blue Indiana's honor to present this week's 50 State Blog Network Roundup. I've been called off and have to run out of the house this evening, so I'll leave my introduction short, and direct you all below the fold. Enjoy your Friday!

Delaware Liberal

liberalgeek has a writeup on today's Rep. Mike Castle protest, with pictures to come soon enough!
Poinography has some words for Dan Mollway, the executive director of the state Ethics Commission. 
New Jersey
Blue Jersey tells the tale of their statehouse correspondent Jay Lassiter being profiled by the New York Times. 
Senate 2008 Guru brings the news of Sen. Mary Landrieu's fundraising numbers, and the numbers are big.
Our friends in Michigan are running a contest to see who can capture the best picture of a vacationing GOP legislator. Wackiness ensues.
New Hampshire
elwood gives a great report from Bill Richardson's most recent event in the state.
West Virginia
Carnacki wonders what effect GOP control has had on regulatory forces in America, most notably the Mine Safety and Health Administration..
New York
Phillip Anderson gives a unique look to the recent Bloomberg switcharoo, and asks what it might mean for the State Senate race, as well as the reform movement at large..
Isaac Smith covers the Donna Edwards campaign announcement, as she begins her quest to knock off Rep. Al Wynn in 2008.
Republican Governor Mitch Daniels promised "cleaner, leaner" government when he was elected, but time and time again he has proven himself incapable of achieving anything but the opposite.
David Sirota discusses the big chance that progressives have to make huge gains in the west both ideologically, and at the ballot box.
News of Washington 4th of July events brings us all hope of a better tomorrow.
New Mexico
New Mexico wants to know where Pete Domenici stands on the Libby fiasco, and they are tired of getting the runaround.
It seems that "Team Abramoff" is alive and thriving down in Georgia.
Turn Maine Blue
Our friends in Maine discuss the miraculous conversion of Susan Collins on the Iraq issue.
The Prairie State was greeted with quite the post this week, which explained that Congressman Shimkus supports a dictatorship for Iraq. 
I saw this post in numerous places, but AZNetroots frontpaged a diary with some critical words for the Obama family.
Calitics covers another Republican who has discovered it might be in his best interest to develop some new ideas on Iraq.
As Ohio Goes
Buckeye State Blog
Does your state still have a death penalty? As Ohio Goes has a disturbing account of a botched state execution.
Here's an interesting way to have an impact on municipal level races in '07.
Keystone Politics
Keystone Politics has the disappointing news of the Pa. legislature is taking a step backwards in open government as the Pa. House sets sights on city's campaign law.
Rep. Rick Noriega has announced his intention to form an exploratory committee for a possible Senate run in 2008.
Everyone loves a parade,right?
Vermont's state legislature gets a shoutout for being one of the country's best on pushing progressive issues.
Rhode Island
Gov. Carcieri has a few questionable vetoes torn apart by Matt Jerzyk.
mooncat sounds the trumpets because Obama is coming to town.
Raising Kaine
teacherken has long been one of my favorites, and he offers his thoughts as a teacher on impeachment.
Kyle Michaelis offers some words on the Chuck Hagel vs. George W. Bush situation.
North Dakota
Chet gives an analysis of a scandal occurring in North Dakota.
Wasatch Watcher
Utah's national guard have been called up to help with forest fires, begging the question as to whether our domestic forces are spread too thin.
McWilliams brings news of a proposal that might provide free community college tuition.
Uppity Wisconsin
Just in case you were wondering, Tommy Thompson's campaign is on the upswing.
Joe Bodell looks into his campaign notebook,and says all is quiet on the midwestern front. 
North Carolina
stormbear makes a funny.
Sherlock has some choice words for Matt Blunt.
Knox Views
Knox Views isn't too proud to toot their own horn a little.
In case any of you haven't seen Michel Moore's new film, here is a good look at the piece.
Matt Singer reports as the candidate fundraising numbers start to roll in.
Rep. DeLauro calls on Catholics to oppose the war.
Florida Politics wants to send Kenneth Quinnell to Yearly Kos.



Kinsey Clan in the news

Mom filed yesterday along with Susan Burgess, Nancy Carter and Michael Barnes - all Dems on City Council. I don't have my piece up at my place yet, but figured I'd show off the video. The Observer took pics and while the photographer was getting them to pose the News 14 cameraman got a clip of them. Just look for the Patsy Kinsey sign. :) The video takes a while to load, but they're near the beginning.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Here's a photo from filing day

Mom (Patsy Kinsey), Emily (11), Cooper (My nephew, 11) and Katie (13). Em and Kates belong to me. Yes, I have a tall daughter....at least for our family.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Beautiful Family!

You must be so proud of them, Betsy.

Thank you!

I am proud of every last one of them - Mom, my girls and my sweet Cooper Lee. Cooper has a knack for finding a camera. He's a born politician, which is a wee bit scary. Mom and I are trying to instill in him to use his gifts for the greater good. His dad's a Republican, so I'll let you know in a few years if our efforts have been fruitful. :)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

In my experience,

if you teach them to care when they're young, they can't help but be on the side of good. :)