While the In Box is trying to get as much info out as possible about North Country politics in general — and the NY-21 race in particular — there are several other really good blogs that are helping to keep us all current on the campaigns.
One cool thing is that they give a good geographic spread, offering insights from around the sprawling district.
From the Lake George-Glens Falls-Queensbury region, Maury Thompson writes the All Politics is Local blog for the Glens Falls Post Star.
Thompson was first to report that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will hold a North Country fundraiser for Bill Owens in mid-August.
Brian Amaral maintains the Public Interest blog for the Watertown Daily Times. He’s been reporting on the effort by Democrats to find new leadership in Jefferson County and generally captures the mood in the western side of the district.
Meanwhile, Chris Morris maintains the News Notebook for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, which is described as “a regular look at news and politics in Lake Placid, Essex County, New York state and the U.S.”
Morris’s blog was the first place I saw notice that Green Party candidate Donald Hassig had been arrested.
Over in Plattsburgh, meanwhile, reporter Joe LoTemplio anchors the Press-Republican’s coverage — including this recent piece on technology issues in the campaign — but doesn’t have a regular blog.
I’m sure there are other good North Country politics blogs. I’d be grateful for any tips, suggestions, to add to the list.