BlueNC has come of age.
Started in 2006, the liberal group blog has had its moments in the political spotlight: Helping Larry Kissell's unsuccessful Congressional campaign in 2006, targeting a proposed Navy landing field on the coast, breaking the news of Senate candidate's Jim Neal's sexual orientation in a live blog.
The debate will be notable in a few ways. Moore and Perdue have only squared off a handful of times in this campaign. It is also certainly a historic first for two gubernatorial candidates to debate online. And it marks a milestone in the growing power of the netroots in North Carolina.
Dome is working on a dead-tree story about BlueNC's role in the Democratic primary. We're interviewing readers and contributors of the site in an open thread here and have started a profile of co-founder James Protzman here and an FAQ on the site here.
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