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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Some Happiness for Fellow Bloggers

I've been catching up in reading some of the blogs on my BR, and I found out that Matt Stoller from Open Left is working in the House as a staffer.

Another blogger I knew from the Edwards campaign is now working for Jeff Merkley in DC. Awesome. I should be receiving some press releases from Merkley's office. Why is Merkley important to me? He was one of JRE's early supporters, and next to Barbara Boxer and Bernie Sanders, the most progressive Senator in the Senate today. He's big on expanding health care for all.

Both of the bloggers are young, lots of energy, and probably in charge of online communications of sorts. There's a need for them in 21st century government. They are our links to them, in order to narrow the Rootsgap that Matt Stoller spoke of a week ago.

That's all for now, folks.

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  • If Sen. Merkley is the third most liberal member of the Senate, that's not saying much for the Democrats and their new super majority.

    This is the same guy who voted to "Acknowledge the courage of President George W. Bush" for attacking Iraq. (and went on to exaggerate his anti-war cred) [Source]

    Merkley was so lacking in grass roots support, the DSCC had to kickstart his campaign with $100K and went on to spend $12Million getting him elected.

    By Blogger Thom, at 12:58 PM  

  • Thank you for your comments, Thom. And I'm glad the DSCC gave him some foundation money to run. Now he is the junior Senator from Oregon, and he got two committees he really wanted: Health, and the Environment.

    By Blogger benny06, at 2:19 PM  

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