Saturday, August 21, 2010

Promoting blog coverage of Harris judicial races

I don't usually openly shill for advertisers in blog posts but David Jennings of Big Jolly Politics purchased an ad in Grits' sidebar for the next few months promoting a series of Q&As he and Charles Kuffner are doing with Republican and Democratic judicial candidates respectively who will be on Harris County ballots. I've mentioned this two-man project before and really think it represents the best of what the blogosphere can be - collaboration by folks who likely disagree on a lot of particular issues to fill a niche that's under-reported by the mainstream media, providing a true public service by compiling information that's generally not available anywhere else. For the most part these down-ballot races are ignored, particularly in a town as large as Houston, so I'm glad to see them doing it and also that David is promoting it widely.

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