Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Best of the Indy Blog 2011: politics

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM

All week we're looking back at the most popular Indy Blog posts from 2011.

Next up: politics.

There were a ton of political posts to choose from, but the ones that either broke news, involved some sort of oddity, or covered Montana's impact in the national scene garnered the biggest buzz. A few top candidates included:

- 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.

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