50 State Blog Roundup - Pre-Nevada Caucus Edition

Here is your roundup for the eve of the Nevada Caucuses. Scroll to the bottom and head on over to My Silver State for some excellent and balanced (they actually admit John Edwards exists) coverage of the top three Democratic candidates.

The writers at the state blogs are working hard to bring us the latest on the Dem congressional candidates. Check them out, especially if you live in a very red district and need a Democrat to adopt.

Here's your roundup:

California
   Arnold Schwarzenegger tries to slowly bleed the state's high speed rail so that it doesn't get built.

North Carolina
   NC-03 candidate Marshall Adame is receiving hate mail from BLACKWATER supporters in his district. A good sign for Democrats that Marshall is on the right side of the issue.

Texas
   Texas' youngest DNC member suggests that his spot be kept as a 'youth seat' when elected at this summer's state convention.

New Jersey
   Will Obama Girl's magic wear off in the Feb 5th New Jersey Presidential primary?

West Virginia
   Why did West Virginia state supreme court judge Elliott Maynard happen to have lunch and dinner and dinner and lunch in Monaco with coal magnate and serial plaintiff Don Blankenship?

New Mexico
   The always exciting New Mexico Legislative Session kicked off this week with the emphasis on universal healthcare, ethics reform and energy policy. And even a bit of domestic partnership.

Michigan
   Compendium of posts covering the Michigan primary and after-analysis

Rhode Island
   State Rep. Criticizes RI Weapons Manufacturer for Iraq Corruption

Iowa
   desmoinesdem makes the case for Ed Fallon for Congress.

Kentucky
   Mitch McConnell is askeert of a 12-year old girl in Paducah. So askeert that he has apparently threatened to withold funds from their city. Ice cube millionaire Greg Fischer announces for Senate, and the KY grassroots/netroots yawns.

Nebraska
   Congressional Quarterly's 2007 results are in. Ben Nelson's 69.8% party loyalty is the lowest of any Democratic Senator but is a far better representation of Nebraska voters than Rep. Adrian Smith's unthinking and embarrassing 98% loyalty to his Republican masters.

Louisiana
   Rep. Richard Baker resigns, and in the process, opens up LA-06 for the first time since 1986. Plumbing the depths of ol' conservative standby Louis "Woody" Jenkins belief system ... and this is likely to go on for some time, as he just announced his candidacy for LA-06. Meanwhile, in the other special election (LA-01), the Ponchatoula Times endorses Dr. Gilda Reed! And finally, our new Governor, the Ethics Champion, cuts his staff a break on ethics ...

Alabama
   Using GOP tax framing against them: After the Alabama Supreme Court overturned (on a party line vote) a $3.6 billion award against Exxon Mobil, Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom proposes simplifying the tax code for oil and natural gas producers.

Virginia
   "The most mean-spirited piece of legislation I have seen" "The most mean-spirited piece of legislation I have seen""The most mean-spirited piece of legislation I have seen"

Indiana
   Rep. Mark Souder (IN-3) really, really wants to be friends with lobbyists. This week finds that friendship taking a bizarre (but not unexpected) turn.

South Dakota
   Energy policy is changing in this country, and South Dakota is perfectly positioned to contribute to, and benefit from, that change. Energy policy is changing in this country, and South Dakota is perfectly positioned to contribute to, and benefit from, that change. Energy policy is changing in this country, and South Dakota is perfectly positioned to contribute to, and benefit from, that change.

Minnesota
   Goings-on in the Minnesota Senate race, as well as more dumb quotes from the Heir to Katherine Harris, our very own Michele Bachmann.

Arizona
   Bob Lord, the man who is going to retire John Shadegg, has his best fundraising quarter ever.

Colorado
   At Square State they have an in-depth interview with Will Shafroth, one of three candidates vying for the nomination in CD2.

Connecticut
   Jim Himes is making every dollar count while Chris Shays burns through his war chest.

Florida
   Tom Feeney has a fight on his hands in Florida's 24th Congressional District as Kosmas (D) tops Feeney's best fundraising quarter in his career.

Georgia
   Bus Drivers continue to organize in Georgia.

Idaho
   Idaho and the politics of sex.

Illinois
   At Prairie State Blue they're celebrating having two CDs in early Red to Blue fundraising efforst with the DCCC.

Maine
   At Turn Maine Blue they're discussing how to entice healthcare workers to work in rural areas.

Maryland
   Kweisi Mfume to endorse Donna Edwards.

Massachusetts
   At Blue Mass Group they seem to have had enough of Mitt Romney, but enjoy when Romney gets caught lying.

Nevada
   My Silver State has done an excellent job of providing balanced coverage of the Edwards, Clinton and Obama campaigns.

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One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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I'm using this as an Open Thread - new pics of Lincoln.....

Actually, they are new pics of his second inauguration. Tip of the hat to The Left Coaster.

Here is one

Three Images of the Crowd at Lincoln's Second Inauguration Discovered at Library of Congress

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

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