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The Risch blog

Several months back, Republican Idaho Senate candidate Jim Risch said he didn’t se e-mail and didn’t much use the Internet – an expression, generally, of seeming dismissal of the new medium. There must have been some rethinking: Today, his campaign is announcing its new blog, complete with posts attributed to Risch.

Good move. In 2008, there’s no political advantage in declaring yourself computer illiterate, and running a blog (as so many campaigns do now, including that of Senate Democratic candidate Larry LaRocco) is an easy way to convey that you’re up to date and encourage inter-communication. And it helps if you’re as articulate as Risch is.

His first substantive post comes from the national Republican convention. We’ll be intrigued to see what he blogs about in the weeks to come.

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