Sunday, November 12, 2006

Welcome to Nevada Caucus 2008

The midterm elections seem to become a distant memory as one potential candidate after another declares his intentions on whether or not he/she will run for President of the United States in 2008.

This blog (which is NOT affiliated with the Democratic Party or any candidate) will focus on news surrounding the Nevada Caucus of the Democratic Party which will be of importance for the first time since it has been moved up in the calendar and will now take place on January 19, 2008 - five days after the Iowa Caucus and three days before the New Hampshire Primary.

Up until now two potential candidates have declared that they will not run for President. Former Governor Mark Warner of Virginia did so before the midterms, Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin announced today that he will concentrate on his work in the Senate, now that the Democratic Party is in the majority, and will not run for President in 2008.

In the summer former Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska announced his intention to run for President and has filed papers with the Federal Election Commission. On Thursday, Governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa has announced that he will form an exploratory committee and file papers with the FEC.

There are of course many more potential candidates out there. Up until they will announce either way they will be listed as potential candidates on the sidebar. Only those who have filed papers with the FEC will be listed as Democratic Candidates running for President.

As for the links:

All potential candidates are linked to their respective Political Action Committees (PAC). Should they not have a PAC or a PAC website, I have linked to their official office sites. In the case of Al Gore I have linked to the "Inconvenient Truth" website.

I have also linked to the most important liberal/progressive and independt blogs in Nevada and the main Nevada newspapers.

This blog is a spin-off of my local blog Turn Tahoe Blue. There you can find more on Nevada and California politics as it relates to the region surrounding Lake Tahoe.

I hope you'll enjoy Nevada Caucus 2008!

1 comment:

mbcarl said...

great blog Sven!