Bernie blogging | 802 Online

Seven Days needs your financial support!

Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Bernie blogging

Posted on Wed, May 4, 2005 at 8:46 PM

As I reported here the other day, the Sanders for Senate in '06 campaign has taken the unusual step of putting up blog ads for a Senate race that won't begin in earnest for another year or so.

Sanders' Chief of Staff Jeff Weaver confirmed today that the ads are, in fact, a product of the official campaign. "It's relatively inexpensive," says Weaver. "You reach a target audience. We thought we'd give it a try." Weaver confirms that they've produced two ads — this one (scroll down — it's on the side) that's running on Atrios' Eschaton, and the monochrome version that's running on Swing State Project. Weaver said he'd get me a full list later, but I've seen the ads up on those sites, as well as on Daily Kos and on Burlington resident Jerome Armstrong's MyDD. All of them liberal democratic blogs, fyi.

Weaver promises to get me actual fundraising totals, though I don't expect they've raised a ton yet; the ads just went up last week. He explains that money wasn't necessarily the point — the campaign noticed the threads about the Senate race on those blogs, and placed the ads to generate interest in the race.

Weaver also says that they'll look into advertising on Vermont blogs — political or otherwise — as the election draws nearer. Interesting, especially if you're a small-time blogger with a loyal local readership looking to make some cash. Getting advertising dollars from a political candidate is one way of establishing legitimacy. And making a few bucks on yer hobby.

So is old Bernado going to get his own blog? Quoth Weaver, "We're discussing it."

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!


Comments are closed.

Since 2014, Seven Days has allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we’ve appreciated the suggestions and insights, the time has come to shut them down — at least temporarily.

While we champion free speech, facts are a matter of life and death during the coronavirus pandemic, and right now Seven Days is prioritizing the production of responsible journalism over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor. Or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

Latest in 802 Online

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2022 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401

Advertising Policy  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Help
Website powered by Foundation