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The Fix’s best state-based political blogs, 2011 edition

at 01:34 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Hundreds of loyal Fixistas responded to our call to nominate the best political blog (or blogs) in each of the 50 states.

We got blog comments, tweets, Facebooks messages and plain old emails with recommendations about the best of the best. And, after a painstaking search through all of the nominations, we’ve aggregated them below. Starting tomorrow, you will also be able to find the full list on the left rail of this blog under the decidedly creative “The Best State Political Blogs” tab.

A few observations and caveats before we get to the list:

* The best political blogs list is entirely driven by Fix readers and commenters. Many of the blogs below are partisan and may use language and/or images that neither The Fix nor the Washington Post condones. To be clear, we are not endorsing the view of the blogs on the list. Instead we intend to serve as a gateway for interested political junkies to pick and choose your favorites.

* In a handful of states, one blog — or sometimes two — were recommended far more than others. In those cases — Sayfie Review for Florida, Capitol Fax for Illinois, Plunderbund for Ohio — the blog leads the state list and is in bold. In all other cases, the blogs are listed in alphabetical order.

* Minnesota continues to have a very active political blog culture. Eight Minnesota blogs made our list, the most for any state other than Florida, which put nine on the list. California and, interestingly, Nevada, each had seven sites makes the list.

* There are a number of sites listed that are not purely blogs but rather primarily do news aggregation. They have been included for one simple reason: If the site is one that politicos in a certain state monitor, then we wanted to have it on our list.

See a site you love that didn’t make the list? Add it to the comments section. This is an organic project and we aim to add to it in the coming days and weeks.

The Fix’s 2011 best state-based blog list

Alabama

Doc’s Political Parlor

Left in Alabama

Wanted Alabama Democrats

Alaska

The Mudflats

Arizona

Espresso Pundit

Arkansas

Arkansas Blog

California

Calbuzz

Flash Report

California Majority Report

California’s Capitol

Capitol Alert

Carla Marinucci

Fox and Hounds Daily

Colorado

Colorado Peak Politics

Colorado Pols

Complete Colorado

Peoples Press Collective

The Spot

Square State

Connecticut

CT Capitol Report

My Left Nutmeg

Delaware

Delaware Liberal

Florida

Sayfie Review

Bizpacreview

The Buzz

Florida Progressive Coalition

Naked Politics

Political Pulse

SaintPetersBlog

The Spencerian

Sunshine State News

Georgia

Peach Pundit

Political Insider

Hawaii

All Hawaii News

Idaho

43rd State Blues

Illinois

Capitol Fax

Chicago Current

Illinois Review

Indiana

Capitol & Washington

Hoosier Access

Indiana Barrister

Iowa

The Bean Walker

Bleeding Heartland

Iowa Independent

Iowa Republican

John Deeth

Under the Golden Dome

Kansas

Dome on the Range

Hawver’s News

Kentucky

Barefoot and Progressive

Bluegrass Bulletin

Page One Kentucky

Louisiana

Between the Lines

Daily Kingfish

The Hayride

Maine

Pine Tree Politics

Maryland

Maryland Reporter

Red Maryland

Massachusetts

Blue Mass Group

Political Intelligence

Talking Politics

Michigan

Blogging for Michigan

Jack Lessenberry

Right Michigan

Minnesota

Bluestem Prairie

Capitol View

Dump Bachmann

Hot Dish Politics

Minnesota Independent

MinnPotus

Smart Politics

True North

Mississippi

Cotton Mouth Blog

Majority in Mississippi

Y’all Politics

Missouri

Fired up Missouri

Politicmo

Montana

Intelligent Discontent

Montana Cowgirl

Nebraska

Leavenworth Street

New Nebraska

Winterized

Nevada

In the Sausage Factory

Inside Nevada Politics

Las Vegas Gleaner

The Nevada Review

Nevada News Bureau

Slash Politics

Ralston Flash

New Hampshire

Blue Hampshire

NH Journal

WMUR Political Scoop

New Jersey

Blue Jersey

PolitickerNJ

Save Jersey

New Mexico

Democracy for New Mexico

Heath Haussamen

Joe Monahan

New York

The Albany Project

Capitol Confidential

The Daily Politics

State of Politics

North Carolina

Civitas Review

Talking About Politics

Under the Dome

North Dakota

Flickertales from the Hill

North Decoder

Say Anything

Ohio

Plunderbund

Ohio Daily Blog

The Sidney Independent

Third Base Politics

Oklahoma

BatesLine

The McCarville Report

Muskogee Politico

Oregon

Blue Oregon

Capitol Watch

Jeff Mapes

Oregon Catalyst

Pennsylvania

Politics PA

Capitol Ideas

Early Returns

2 Political Junkies

Rhode Island

On Politics/WRNI

Nesi’s Notes

South Carolina

FITS News

Political Briefing

South Dakota

Madville Times

South Dakota War College

Tennessee

Knox Views

Texas

Texas Tribune

Burka Blog

Burnt Orange Report

Utah

Out of Context

Utah Policy

Vermont

Green Mountain Daily

Vermont Daily Briefing

VTdigger

Virginia

Bearing Drift

Blue Virginia

Washington

NW Daily Marker

Politics Northwest

Slog

Strange Bedfellows

West Virginia

West Virginia Blue

Wisconsin

Blogging Blue

Blue Cheddar

Dane 101

On Politics

Uppity Wisconsin

WisPolitics

Wyoming

Hummingbirdminds

Wyoming Capitol Journal

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