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Who's coming to the CNN blogger bash on election night

I don’t have a guest list for the CNN’s E-lection Nite Blog Party in DC, but it looks like Radar snared one.

_blank”>Wonkette‘s Alex Pareene and the Huffington Post’s Bob Cesca will be in attendance (Cesca, in a bit of meta overkill, will be blogging about his experience blogging from the CNN center—which CNN reporters will then presumably report on).

The L.A. Times reported that the DailyKos (run by power-blogger Markos Moulitsas Z?šniga) was coming, but CNN says he backed out. Kos himself tells Radar he declined the invite as soon is was offered, adding “It’s not my sort of thing.”

Also RSVPing (hopefully with beer) are the brains behind blogs RedState, TalkLeft, Crooks and Liars, Ankle Biting Pundits, Lost Remote, Captain’s Quarters, Townhall, Wizbang, La Shawn Barber’s Corner, Power Line, Betsy’s Page, Eschaton, Think Progress, AmericaBlog, Washington Note, Firedoglake, Mydd, and Pam’s House Blend.

I’ve not met any of these folks, save Atrios, so it should be interesting to say the least.

If you subscribe to CNN Pipeline, you’ll be able to monitor the goings-on through one of the online channels dedicated exclusively to the bloodbath fun at Tryst in Adams Morgan. 🙂

A CNN press release with more info is here.


As far as what’s going on here at the Blend during election night, I plan to put up threads for each state with a marriage amendment on the ballot (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin), and some regional threads to cover states with races that are worth watching, particularly those involving LGBT rights and homobigots who have been beating the gay straw man all election season long — won’t it be nice to see Ohio’s Ken Blackwell swirl down the bowl?

The threads will also provide an excellent opportunity to report on e-voting shenanigans that you know will occur.

Ace Blenders have stepped up as volunteers to monitor some of the threads — Laurel (MA, WA), Miss Wild Thing (NM, CA) and Callie (TN). We’ll need more — West Coast Blenders and folks who are night owls clearly have the advantage on this one, so Blend guest posters drop me a line if you’re up for it.

Some key races to monitor:

Missouri: Senate Key Race
Jim Talent (R) – incumbent
Claire McCaskill (D) – challenger

Pennsylvania: Senate Key Race
Rick Santorum (R) – incumbent homobigot
Bob Casey Jr. (D) – challenger

Tennessee: Senate Key Race
Senate (open)
Bob Corker (R)
Harold Ford (D) homobigot

Ohio: Senate Key Race
Mike DeWine (R) – incumbent
Sherrod Brown (D) – challenger

Maryland: Senate Key Race
Senate (open)
Michael Steele (R) Mr. Oreo Pelt
Ben Cardin (D)

North Carolina: Key House race
11th District
Charles Taylor (R) – incumbent
Heath Shuler (D) – challenger
no gay-positive choice here; but Taylor is an corrupt ace homobigot.

Oh, can’t forget the Minnesota 6th — Bachmann vs. Wetterling.

Ohio: Governor Key Race
Governor (open)
Kenneth Blackwell (R)
Ted Strickland (D)
Blackwell needs to go down hard.

California: Governor Key Race
Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) – incumbent
Phil Angelides (D) – challenger

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