In less than a week, a major milestone in netroots/blogger history will take place, with the first-ever, statewide, netroots, gubernatorial debate being held in Blacksburg. You can ask your questions here, and I'll relay them to Ben Tribbett of NLS (one of the three blogs co-moderating the debate), or you can tweet them. The debate should be fascinating, both because of the candidates themselves but also because of the netroots angle, and I'm greatly looking forward to it. Again, please feel free to use this as an open question thread. Thanks.
The purpose of Blue Virginia is to cover Virginia politics from a progressive and Democratic perspective. This is a group blog, founded by me (Lowell Feld), but now including several other progressive writers. I can't speak for the other "front pagers," but I consider myself a progressive in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Tom Paine, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, JFK and RFK. As such, I believe in expanding opportunities to all, utilizing government as a tool to promote the general welfare and the common good, protecting the environment for ourselves and for future generations, and expanding the rights promised in our Constitution and Bill of Rights to all Americans.
I invite everyone to comment here, but please be aware that profanity, personal attacks, bigotry, and "trolling" are not allowed. Thanks, and enjoy!
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