Sunday, September 30, 2007

Free Press

This website was mentioned in an articled in the Nashua Telegraph. The article, Bloggers playing an important role in N.H. primary was written by Kaitlyn Hennigan.

Here is the part of the article that mentioned the site:

Joining in Information sources

In addition to being a free and unrestricted venue for diverse political opinions, political blogs are serving other functions for online users in New Hampshire. Nonpartisan blogs such as Brian Lawson's New Hampshire Presidential Watch are less about opinions and more about information. According to Spiliotes, Lawson's blog serves as a virtual "clearinghouse of information," listing details about the N.H. primary visits, office locations and campaign staff of Republican and Democratic candidates.

Lawson is a 23-year-old political science major at Saint Anselm College. He began the blog in August 2006 because of his interest in the New Hampshire primary and started receiving about 100 daily visits. He contacted local campaigns and was added to the press release lists. Today, his site receives more than 3,000 visits a day and is used by many as a reliable information resource.

"For me, I find politics really fascinating. Everyone should be involved. It's important for people to be a part of the process somehow," Lawson said.