Unread Influence

Minnesota politics crossed a threshold when Michael Brodkorb was elected Vice Chair of the state Republican Party.  His name was well known to many people as a blogger for Minnesota Democrats Exposed (MDE), a site that has a name that pretty much speaks to its content.  To many, this signals an endorsement of blogging as a way to advance in politics.  Yet if you look closely at the political blogs here in Minnesota, you can see that the influence MDE enjoys is masked by an amazing fact – hardly anyone reads it or, for that matter, most of the other Minnesota political blogs.

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