NETROOTS NATION

Netroots Nation: Democrats and Progressive Bloggers Mingle

Sin City this weekend is overflowing with bloggers. At this year's Netroots Nation, the annual progressive blogger convention, Democratic Congressional candidates have descended upon Las Vegas to mix and mingle—and raise some money from—online journalists with significant clout in the blogosphere. Those attending this year include Nevada's Joe Heck, Arizona's Pam Gorman and Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell. On Saturday Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi addressed the convention. “It’s to meet people and network and draw inspiration and also to create some buzz across the nation," said Krystal Ball, a Virginia House candidate. Another big draw for those running for office is the prospect of fundraising. Some of the top performing fundraisers in the House are those with strong connections to online journalists.