Washington Post Names BlogForArizona Arizona’s Best Political Blog


By Michael Bryan

The Washington Post has named BlogForArizona the best political blog in Arizona.

Were-number-oneCongratulations to the wonderful bloggers who have hung their shingles here at BlogForArizona! I think our bloggers are the best, so it's nice to know that readers think so, too.

I will note that we did not campaign for the nomination, nor the selection. The selection was entirely based on readers' spontaneous nominations. Thanks to all of you!

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Michael founded BlogForArizona as the Howard Dean campaign blog for Arizona in 2003, and has been blogging ever since. Michael is an attorney living in Tucson with his wife Lauren Murata. In 2008, following some health issues and new time constraints, Michael stepped back from regular blogging and began remaking BlogForArizona into a collaborative project. Michael now contributes occasionally to the blog and provides editorial and publishing direction. Also if you want to keep up with the latest Arizona and National political news that Mike finds important, check out the BlogForArizona twitter feed, which he curates.


  1. Congratulations! Thank you for being a shining beacon of outstanding journalism among the darkness that is Arizona media. Keep up the great work, bloggers extraordinaire. We need you!

  2. Congrats to all of you. So proud of you guys. Real news and opinions, no fluff. Thank you!

  3. Honored to contribute my relentless pursuit of daily physical activity for children. Thanks to David Safier for making it an issue on the Blog for Arizona!

  4. According to the original Washigton Post call for submissions, WP readers were asked to nominate their favorite political blogs. The WP made the final decision– with the goal of having at least one political blog in each of the 50 states. This was not a popularity contest, like American Idol, where the most votes wins. This was based upon the blog’s delivery of solid local and state political news, and it was open to blogs across the political spectrum. Some states have multiple winners. Alaska, Hawaii, and West Virginia have no winners.

    Yes, the blog didn’t actively hawk this contest with self promotion posts, but I must confess that I did suggest to people that we be nominated. WP and our content did the rest.

    Congratulations to us.