TBFKADVK in New Republic
Michael Crowley of the New Republic writes about the influence of South Dakota bloggers on the Daschle v. Thune race and notes their offspring:
There are already signs of such activity. A few months ago, a Minnesota-based blog appeared called Dayton v. Kennedy, dedicated to supporting GOP candidate Mark Kennedy against incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Dayton. (Dayton has since announced he won't run; the blog awaits the new Democratic candidate.) Sure enough, the blog has targeted local media outlets like the Minneapolis Star Tribune, leveling charges of liberal bias. The blog's author, Gary Matthew Miller, claims in an e-mail that he is no GOP plant. But, he says, "I will acknowledge inspiration from Daschle v. Thune." He's surely not going to be the only one.