June 20, 2007
Project Blog Smart
TennesseeTicket is itself inspired in part by Project Vote Smart, as well as by the extensive federal and statewide candidate pages maintained by Ron Gunzburger at Politics1.com. (There's one called Green Pages, too, but it's not coming up in my search. I'm not talking about the Green Party's newsletter, but a site that lists candidates.)
It was always my plan to take the concept that these sites employ — extensive, searchable information for voters in national elections — and apply it to the state and local levels. (I realize that PVS covers many state elections as well, but obviously they can't go municipal.) How I've executed on that plan is up for debate, but I will say that I'm gearing up for a hoppin' 2008 season, after pretty much coasting through the first half of '07.
Needless to say, I look forward to including the Vote Smart blog (cool name, "The Voter's Speakeasy") in my daily reading. I don't know where the time comes from (uh, please don't ask the wife that question, as it may touch a nerve), but it's important enough to me that I make room for this stuff in a busy schedule.