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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Political Forecast: Exclusive: An interview with State Rep. Chris Rants about blogs

Excerpted from this post at Political Forecast
Earlier this week while I was reading Krusty's blog (got to keep on your toes by reading the opposition) I noticed that on this post about Speaker-Elect Pat Murphy, former Speaker of the Iowa House and now Republican Minority Leader in the House Christopher Rants had supposedly posted some comments. This really got me intrigued, so I emailed him to see if it was really him and to my great surprise it was. We have now emailed back and forth a bit and I have asked him some questions about blogs and online politics in Iowa. ... Chris Woods: How long have you been reading Iowa political blogs and what first brought your attention to them? Do you generally read only conservative blogs or ones from both sides? Chris Rants: I've read them off and on for the last year or so. I can't say I'm an everyday reader, because I'm not. I got started on it primarily when I heard staff around the capitol talking about them. I'll read Krusty, The Cooler, Ted Sporer, and Things going round & round. If there is something out there my staff thinks I need to know about they let me know - which means I've even read Gordon's a time or two.

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