The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has an excellent article this morning on how bloggers are becoming effective at raising money for political candidates. The article says that bloggers have raised over $2 million dollars for campaigns nationwide. Here in Texas, liberal bloggers have raised over $125,000 for state and local candidates.
This is just a drop in the bucket when compared to all donations, but it does show a growing trend in American politics toward more online contributions. Political experts expect this trend to continue, with blogs becoming more important fund-raisers with each succeeding election.
The article also featured a couple of local Texas bloggers. Our friends, Anna of Annatopia and Vince of Capitol Annex were interviewed for the article, and Anna even got her picture in the paper. Way to go, guys!