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Tuesday, February 03, 2004


It's a nail-biter in New Mexico

posted by Aziz P. at Tuesday, February 03, 2004 permalink View blog reactions
Check out the numbers so far from New Mexico! Dean and Kerry are tied for 27%, Clark close behind with 25%, Edwards trailing distant 4th with 9%. Numbers as of 9:57 PM ET, but the votes are still being tallied...

UPDATE: Kerry pulled ahead by a respectable margin, and Clark eked out ahead of Dean to grab second. Still, Dean is above the delegate threshold. Remember that the pundits were calling Dean toast, yet he was still able to compete hard in New Mexico, despite no media presence.


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Nation-Building was founded by Aziz Poonawalla in August 2002 under the name Dean Nation. Dean Nation was the very first weblog devoted to a presidential candidate, Howard Dean, and became the vanguard of the Dean netroot phenomenon, raising over $40,000 for the Dean campaign, pioneering the use of Meetup, and enjoying the attention of the campaign itself, with Joe Trippi a regular reader (and sometime commentor). Howard Dean himself even left a comment once. Dean Nation was a group weblog effort and counts among its alumni many of the progressive blogsphere's leading talent including Jerome Armstrong, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein. After the election in 2004, the blog refocused onto the theme of "purple politics", formally changing its name to Nation-Building in June 2006. The primary focus of the blog is on articulating purple-state policy at home and pragmatic liberal interventionism abroad.