The response -- on the blog, on Twitter, on Facebook -- was overwhelming, and we've (papal plural) spent lots and lots of time sorting through the nominees. In some states, we have TONS of great political reporters. But, in some states -- SHAME! -- we don't have a single one.
Before we unveil the full list -- and we are cooking up an awesome display for it so stay tuned -- we need to check these states off of our list. The ones we need are below. If you from there or have an interest in that state's politics, hit us up in the comments section or on the Twitter machine at #fixreporters.
Here are the missing 16 (really 15 since everyone knows Jon Ralston is the king of Nevada political journalism):
Almost four years ago, we put together a list -- with your help -- of the best political reporter(s) in each of the 50 states.
Four years, however, is a long time in politics -- and political reporting -- and in the time since we first made our list, many of the journalists on it have a) left the business (booo!) b) moved on to new media organizations or c) passed away. (We lost one of the greats -- South Carolina AP reporter Jim Davenport -- in late 2012.)
Two months ago we asked Fixistas for their suggestions on the best people to follow to stay abreast of all the latest and greatest news coming out of the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary.
Today Wisconsin is, again, at the center of the national political conversations with Gov. Scott Walker (R) up for recall. Given that, we thought we would re-publish our original list of the best Wisconsin political types on Twitter. You can also follow the entire list with a single click here. Enjoy!
Voters are voting in Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Tuesday! Sure, only one of those primaries may be competitive, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the music of all three states while you wait for results.
We asked for your favorite songs from these three states (er, two states and a district).
Here’s the whole list, downloadable on Spotify.
And some of our favorite suggestions:
#fixplaylist Chicago Is So Two Years Ago (FallOut Boy),The Night Chicago Died (Paper Lace),I Want You to Want Me (Cheap Trick-from Rockford)— Eric (@WaldoWilbur) March 20, 2012
The Hold Steady – Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night
Lupe Fiasco – Go Go Gadget Flow
Old 97's – Champaign, Illinois
Dan Fogelberg – Illinois
Wilco – Via Chicago
Liz Phair – Stratford-On-Guy
Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock
Fall Out Boy – Chicago Is So Two Years Ago
Sufjan Stevens – Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step-Mother!
The Handsome Family – Giant of Illinois
Paper Lace – The Night Chicago Died
Kanye West – Homecoming
Songs:Ohia – Peoria Lunch Box Blues
Steve Goodman – Lincoln Park Pirates
The Blues Brothers – Soul Man
Cheap Trick – Surrender
Brian Wilson – Mrs. O'Leary's Cow
It’s going to be a long night.
But don’t worry: we have some Alaska, Ohio, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Georgia, Virginia, Vermont, Idaho and North Dakota (phew!) music to listen to while you wait.
Our Super Tuesday #fixplaylist came from your Twitter suggestions. Here are some of our favorites:
Arizona and Michigan, two states that don’t have much in common at all, really, but both gave birth to some great music. Here’s what you should listen to really get into the spirit of the Feb. 28th primary — you can download the whole list on Spotify.
Thanks to everyone who particpated! Here are a few of our favorite suggestions:
With nail-biter Arizona and Michigan primaries Feb. 28, it’s time for us to tell you the best Tweeps to follow for news from both states. Well, actually, it’s time for you to tell us.
Tweet us your favorite political people on Twitter — journalists, operatives, bloggers — in Arizona or Michigan with the hashtag #FixList. We’ll put the top choices into a list.
Update: Here’s our list — you can follow everyone on it here.
The Nevada caucuses are tomorrow, and that means we need music to listen to while we wait for the results.
Here’s how you can help. Tell us your favorite songs from or about the Silver State with the hashtag #fixplaylist, and we’ll add them to our primary day playlist. Deal?
We here at The Fix love lists. For each primary (or caucus), we’re bringing you the people you need to follow to stay on top of the news.
Without further ado — because the Silver State caucuses are just two days away! — our favorite tweeps in Nevada:
If you ever read this blog, you know that we love lists. And primaries, and music. We’re trying to bring that all together by making playlists for every primary state. But we need your help.
Suggest your Florida-related songs using the hashtag #fixplaylist, and we’ll come up with a playlist to listen to while we wait for the returns on Tuesday night.Tweet #fixplaylist
UPDATE: Here’s our list: (If you have Spotify, you can download it here.)
If you read the Fix, you know we love lists — almost as much as we love primaries. To stoke our addiction, we’ve been compiling lists of our favorite tweeps for every primary.
Florida’s Jan. 31st primary is the biggest and most interesting one yet so it was hard to narrow down our favorites. Somehow (with your help) we did it. Who did we miss? Tweet us at the hashtag #FixList.
The Fix, as anyone who has followed the blog for more than five minutes knows, loves lists. Rankings, winners and losers, top 10s — we just can’t get enough.
And so, we thought it made sense to formalize our love of lists a bit. Today we launch the first of what we hope will be a series of Fix Lists (#FixList on Twitter) that provide an ever-expanding resource for the political junkies of the world.
Our model for the Fix Lists is the best state-based political blogs list we have been maintaining for the last few years. We combine what we know with the collective Fix Hive Mind (kind of like the Borg or Cylons) to put together a useful tool for all of us who can rightly be described as a little too into politics.