All week we're looking back at the most popular Indy Blog posts from 2011.
Next up: politics.
- The Derek Skees campaign video that you have to see to believe.
- Missoula Rep. Bryce Bennett, the first openly gay man elected to the Montana Legislature, named in The Advocate's "Forty under 40".
- Former Griz Jimmy Farris' bid for U.S. Congress. (First Montana outlet to report this.)
- Actor J.K. Simmons' endorsement of Dave Strohmaier in his bid for U.S. Congress, complete with a video of Simmons explaining why. (Also a scoop.)
But the top political posts of the year belong to a series covering the Keystone XL protests in Washington, D.C. Specifically, the Aug. 23 post about actor Margot Kidder's arrest outside the White House and a Nov. 11 post about Montana's presence at a different demonstration received the highest traffic.