Obama Added to Netroots' Candidates List

Liberal bloggers, already a constituency that Barack Obama has done well with, added the Illinois Senator to the list of candidates they're officially raising money for.

Readers of Daily Kos, Swing State Project and Open Left voted this week to put Obama on the Blue Majority list, which has raised more than $359,000 for Democratic Senate and House candidates in 2008.

The list is more noteworthy for its candidates' records in close contests. It includes: Donna Edwards, who upended Rep. Al Wynn (D-Md.) in a primary; Bill Foster, who defeated Republican Jim Oberweis to become the congressman in former Speaker Dennis Hastert's (R-Ill.) old district; and Al Franken, whose early success in fundraising and polls in the Democratic primary race for Senate in Minnesota helped ward off a more experienced candidate.

In 2006, Markos Moulitsas and other liberal bloggers behind Blue Majority supported the successful Democratic campaigns of Sen. Jon Tester (Mont.), Sen. Jim Webb (Va.) and Rep. Patrick Murphy (Pa.).

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