All politics is local—which unfortunately makes midterm election season hard to follow. To simplify things, Slate scoured the Web for the best local political blogs covering some of this cycle's most contested races.
We hope these blogs will come in handy when playing Lean/Lock, Slate's new Facebook game, which allows users to earn points for correctly predicting the outcomes of the most-watched 2010 races. Let us know in the comments section if we've missed a great political blog from your state that we should be following.
MI-1: Gary McDowell (D) vs. Dan Benishek (R)
Michigan Political Report
Senate: Paul W. Hodes (D) vs. Kelly Ayotte (R)
New Hampshire Political Report
ND-at-large: Earl Pomeroy (D) vs. Rick Berg (R)
Inforum's political section
Update, Aug. 11, 2010: This list was updated to reflect Ken Buck's victory over Jane Norton in Colorado's Republican primary. (Return to the updated section.)
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